West Bengal: Heap of documents burnt near Kolkata, CBI recovers half burnt papers

West Bengal: Heap of documents burnt near Kolkata, CBI recovers half burnt papers

"Something sinister is brewing in Bengal. As per inputs, Govt documents are being burnt in a closed compound in Bhangar, 30 km from Kolkata," Malviya said.

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Tuesday, April 18, 2023, 08:39 PM IST
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The CBI escorted by the central forces had to rush to Bhangar in South 24 Parganas near Kolkata suddenly on Tuesday morning after they came to know that certain heaps of documents were being burnt in an open ground there.

On reaching the spot, the central forces had surrounded the place and the central agency officials tried to recover half burnt documents as they feared that the documents might be related to the scams which are under probe.

The CBI officials gathered as many documents as possible. According to sources, vouchers and cheques were recovered from the half burnt documents.

It is pertinent to mention that CBI and Enforcement Directorate (ED) are currently probing scams like recruitment irregularities, cattle and coal smuggling in West Bengal.

According to the local residents, the documents were being burnt for the last couple of days.

TMC minister Shashi Panja said, “Proper probe should be done and it is also not clear how central forces go there.”

Adjacent Canning (East) TMC MLA Saokat Molla said that he will give every cooperation to the CBI sleuths (if needed) for the investigation.

BJP co-incharge of Bengal, Amit Malviya, taking to Twitter, said, “Something sinister is brewing in Bengal. As per inputs, Govt documents are being burnt in a closed compound in Bhangar, 30 km from Kolkata, for last two days. CBI apparently found incriminating documents, cash vouchers etc linked to cases under investigation… Someone is scared!”

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