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ED officers raid houses & offices of Jagjit Singh, two others

Kolkata: Initiating a probe against multi-millionaire bar owner Jagjit Singh, the officers of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday raided his houses and office premises in different parts of the city and its surrounding areas.

The central investigating agency has also started probing the activities of Ajmal Siddiqui and Vishnu Mundra. It has been learnt that the ED has taken up the case to probe money laundering as it has come to know of their alleged involvement in converting large amounts of black money into white.

Sources added that the sleuths conducted raids in five places in Salt Lake, New Town and Bhowanipore. They have seized several incriminating documents as well.

It may be mentioned that Bidhannagar Police had arrested Jagjit from Delhi on March 19 in 2017 and he is still behind bars. He was arrested in connection with an incident in which there was a brawl in his night club in Salt Lake Sector V area. But there were allegations against Jagjit of running dance bars flouting all norms and it was also alleged that he was also involved in human trafficking.

It was on Thursday afternoon when ED officers went to the houses of all three of them and initiated the search operations.

According to a senior official of the ED, they will be going through the documents which were seized from their houses and offices as it would help them to reach to the root of the case.

There are allegations of financial irregularities of huge sum of money against them and the ED officers are now trying to ascertain "the companies" through which the black money was converted into white.

It may be mentioned that Vishnu was arrested on May 2 in 2017 on charges of immoral trafficking. Ajmal also got arrested earlier on June 1 in 2017 from Bowbazar area on charges of immoral trafficking. He was also arrested by Bidhannagar Police in connection with a case lodged with the Baguiati police station on May 5 in 2017.

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