West Bengal, 11th August 2022: Taking action in the Cattle Smuggling Case, the CBI has arrested TMC leader Anubrata Mondal. Anubrata Mandal is the TMC president of the Birbhum district. This morning the CBI team reached Mondal’s house. His arrest is a setback for Mamata Banerjee, who is already on the back foot with the arrest of Partha Chatterjee, who was already a minister. Cash worth Rs 50 crore was recovered from the house of Arpita Mukherjee, an aide of Partha Chatterjee, who was implicated in the teacher recruitment scam.

Anubrata Mondal did not respond to the 10 summons sent by the CBI in this case. The agency then moved the court. He has been questioned by the CBI twice before this. The CBI had registered a case of cattle smuggling in 2020, in which Anubrata Mondal’s name also surfaced. According to the CBI, between 2015 and 2017, the BSF recovered the heads of 20,000 cattle. These animals were being smuggled across the border. The CBI had recently raided many places in the same case. The agency had already arrested Mondal’s bodyguard, Saigal Hussain.

According to the information, a team led by CBI officer Rajiv Mishra reached Anubrata Mondal’s house with a convoy of five to six vehicles. During this, central security forces were present outside the house. The agency interrogated Mondal for some time at home and then arrested him. MULTIPLE people thronged the house of Anubrata Mondal on the news of CBI raids and the deployment of additional central forces in front of the house. According to sources, central officials will also interrogate the bank employees of Bolpur this morning in the investigation of the cow smuggling case.

According to sources, a bank employee has already been summoned. CBI officials want to question the bank employees regarding the amount and the account in which the sum was deposited for the cow smuggling case. The arrest of Mondol in the cattle smuggling case has dealt a second blow to Mamata Banerjee in a few days. She was already under pressure from the arrest of Partha Chatterjee and the recovery of massive cash. Taking action herself, she removed Parth from the post of minister and expelled him from the party.