Cattle Smuggling Case: 11-day ED remand of TMC leader Anubrata Mandal approved, Delhi court’s decision in cattle smuggling

Anybrata Mondal ED Remand: Trinamool Congress leader Anubrata Mondal, who is caught in the cattle smuggling case, is not taking the name of abating. A Delhi court on Friday (March 10) approved his 11-day ED remand in connection with the alleged money laundering in cattle smuggling. Earlier on Wednesday (March 8), the court had sent Mandal to ED custody till March 10.

TMC’s Birbhum district president and a close aide of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Anubrata Mandal, was earlier arrested by the CBI in a related corruption case. At midnight on Tuesday, the court passed the order on a petition filed by the Enforcement Directorate.

ED had sought 14 days custody

During the hearing, the ED demanded 14 days custody from the court and said that it is necessary to interrogate the accused. Special Judge Rakesh Kumar, after hearing the arguments, directed the agency to produce the accused in a regular court on March 10. After this, the ED produced Mandal in the court on Friday.

Anubrata Mandal will now be questioned in Delhi

ED officer Anubrata Mandal was brought directly to the city airport under the tight security of central forces and then brought to Delhi from there. The ED team is questioning him regarding the alleged cattle smuggling scam.

ED reached Delhi on Tuesday night at 9 pm with Birbhum Trinamool President Anubrata Mandal. First he was taken to the ED headquarters. After that he was first taken to Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, where his health checkup was done. Then on Wednesday he was taken again for a checkup.

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