West Bengal police summons CAPF personnel over relief material theft involving Suvendu Adhikari

A member of Contai municipality board has alleged that two men stole relief materials from the civic body’s godown in West Bengal’s East Midnapore district with the help of CAPF personnel and at the direction of BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari.

West Bengal Police has summoned CAPF (Central Armed Police Forces) jawans in connection with a case involving the theft of relief materials in East Midnapore. Among the prime accused in the case is Leader of Opposition (LoP) in the West Bengal Assembly, Suvendu Adhikari.

A notice was sent to the CAPF office on Sunday, asking officials allegedly party to the theft of relief materials to appear before the police between Tuesday and Thursday. This notice was served less than 24 hours after the arrest of Pratap De, a key suspect in the case.

Apart from Trinamool Congress-turned-BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari, the police booked his brother Soumendu Adhikari in the same case.

What is case against Suvendu Adhikari?

The case against Suvendu Adhikari and others was registered on the basis of a complaint by a member of the Board of Administrators of Contai municipality.

In his statement to the Contai Police, the complainant accused two men – Himangshu Manna and Pratap De – of taking off with a truckload of tarpaulin from Contai Municipality’s official godown on May 29 of this year. The complainant even alleged that the duo were aided by central security forces.

The complainant quoted accused Himangshu Manna to claim that the tarpaulins were taken at the direction of BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari and his brother Soumendu Adhikari.

The Contai Police has booked Suvendu Adhikari under sections 448 (trespass), 379 (theft), 409 (criminal breach of trust by public servant) and 120B (criminal conspiracy) of the IPC read with sections 51 and 53 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005.

Source: India Today


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