A close aide of arrested Bidhannagar Councillor Anindya Chatterjee, Dipankar Sen was arrested
Dipankar alias Nintu, an extortionist who was working with Chatterjee, was under police’s observation for a long time.
He was nabbed by the investigator of the detective department and was taken to the lock up of Bidhannagar North police station.
According to the police source, Nintu had spread his network in New Town and Salt Lake and worked
on the instruction of the councillor. He had threatened several people for money.
It is to be remembered that the Councillor of ward number 41, Chatterjee was arrested after he had demanded Rs 12 lakh as extortion from a businessman.
The businessman had lodged a complaint with the Chief Minister Office. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had instructed the police to take necessary steps as the police arrested Chaterjee. Later, he was sent to judicial custody.
Soon after the incident of the Councillor’s arrest, Bidhannagar police launched regular raids and arrested 15 extortionists in a row from Rajarhat and Salt Lake area.
“With the arrested of Nintu, a circle has been completed. We can now tell you that there is no such gang which is operating in this area. Some extortionists may still be left, but most of them are now behind bars,” said a police officer.
The bail plea of the accused Councillor Anindya Chatterjee has been rejected by the court several times. Chatterjee, the Councillor of Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation (BMC) was arrested after a businessman has complained against him at different sectors – initially at Bidhannagar (North) police station and later with the Chief Minister’s officer at Nabanna.
Chatterjee was arrested on the charges of demanding extortion and threatening. It is to be remembered that, Chatterjee was arrested on July 12.
Later, two of his aides, Sindhu Paul and Md Nasim were also arrested. Paul and Nasim were remanded the judicial custody as well.
On the other hand, police have booked several other extortionists operating in Baguiati, Rajarhat, Lake Town and Bangur areas.
Those extortionists were involved in taking money from different real estate traders. Some local clubs were closed during the police operations.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has instructed the police to take stringent steps against the syndicate members who were involved in extortion. The police have decided to continue the raid for indefinite amount of time.