Raids conducted in West Bengal in cattle smuggling case


The main office of the JHM group in West Bengal’s Bentinck Street was raided on Wednesday in connection with the cattle smuggling case.

The JHM group, which has been raided, belonged to the nephews of Enamul, namely Humayun Kabir, Jahangir Alam, and Mehedi Hasan.

 “The main office of the JHM group, which belongs to Humayun Kabir, Jahangir Alam, and Mehedi Hasan, all nephews of Enamul Haque, was raided yesterday at Bentinck Street in connection with the cattle smuggling case. Both 405 and 401 are sealed,» said the CID.

Enamul Haque was arrested by the ED on 18 February and is currently in judicial custody.

In this case, with this attachment, the total attachment, in this case, had reached Rs 11.67 crore. Proceeds of crime to the tune of Rs. 418 crore till then were identified by the Enforcement Directorate (ED).

Notably, Trinamool Congress (TMC) Birbhum district president Anubrata Mondal was sent to 14-day judicial custody by the CBI Special Court in the alleged cattle smuggling case on Wednesday.

Mondal, a close associate of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, was arrested last week in connection with the 2020 cattle-smuggling case.


The Bharatiya Janata Party leader from West Bengal, Jitendra Tiwari, has been summoned by the state’s Central Investigation Department (CID) on Friday in connection with the coal smuggling case.

The case, under criminal sections of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), was filed by the ED after studying a November 2020 FIR of the CBI that alleged a multi-crore coal pilferage scam related to the Eastern Coalfields Ltd mines in the state’s Kunustoria and Kajora areas in and around Asansol. Local state operative Anup Majhi, alias Lala, is alleged to be the prime suspect in the case.

West Bengal Law Minister Moloy Ghatak skipped appearing before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) here on Wednesday for questioning in a case of alleged coal pilferage from Eastern Coalfields Ltd mines in Asansol.

The ED summoned Ghatak on 10 September to appear before investigators at its headquarters here on Wednesday (14 September) in the agency’s coal smuggling and money laundering case.

The court had earlier sent him to CBI custody till 20 August. He was summoned several times by the CBI, but he evaded, citing health issues.

He was finally arrested on 11 August from his residence in Bolpur in Birbhum district.

Meanwhile, a special CBI court judge has alleged that he has received a letter threatening to implicate his family in drug cases if he did not grant bail to Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Anubrata Mondal.

The Asansol Special CBI court judge, Rajesh Chakraborty, alleged that the letter he received was signed by one Bappa Chatterjee.