CBI arrests Mamata's aide Anubrata Mondal in cattle smuggling case
Kolkata/Bolpur/IBNS: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Thursday arrested West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's right-hand man and Trinamool Congress (TMC)'s Birbhum district president Anubrata Mondal in connection with the cattle smuggling case, media reports said.
After Anubrata evaded the CBI summons, the probe agency officers reached his house in Bolpur, conducted a search operation and eventually arrested the strongman.
After the first fresh summon issued by the CBI, Anubrata Tuesday reached Kolkata, headed to government-run SSKM Hospital and drove back to Bolpur.
Meanwhile, Chandranath Adhikari, the surgeon in Bolpur sub divisional hospital, has said he had visited Anubrata's house Tuesday night.
In an explosive statement, Adhikari claimed he was asked by the TMC leader to prescribe him bed rest.
Reacting to the arrest, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state president Sukanta Majumdar said, "It was bound to happen. TMC leaders suit in jail.
"All leaders of TMC are corrupt. Now we will see how big a leader he (Anubrata Mondal) is."