The CBI has summoned Binay Mishra, believed to be a confidante of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s nephew Abhishek Banerjee, on January Four for questioning in reference to a cattle smuggling case, officers mentioned on Thursday.
Earlier in the course of the day, the company carried out searches at two premises of Mishra in Kolkata in reference to the case however couldn’t discover him there, they mentioned.
The company then served notices to him to current himself earlier than the investigation officer of the case on January 4, the officers mentioned.
The CBI had additionally issued a glance out round in opposition to Mishra to forestall him from leaving the nation.
The company is tight-lipped in regards to the alleged function of Mishra within the case.
On November 6, the CBI had arrested Enamul Haque, a West Bengal-based alleged kingpin of the cattle smuggling racket operating alongside the India-Bangladesh border.
The CBI had additionally arrested Satish Kumar, a former commandant of the 36 BSF Battalion, within the case, the officers mentioned.
The company had completed a preliminary enquiry which confirmed that cattle smuggling was rampant alongside the border allegedly aided by some corrupt officers of the BSF and the Customs receiving unlawful gratification from smugglers, they mentioned.
The company has gone full steam on the instances associated to West Bengal with Director R Okay Shukla asking the workforce probing Saradha and associated Ponzi rip-off to finish submitting of all of the FIRs earlier than January 2021.
The state goes for meeting elections in 2021, with the BJP seeking to wrest energy from the Trinamool Congress.
It’s alleged that cattle smugglers have been bribing BSF and Customs officers to maintain their nefarious enterprise operating.
Kumar was posted in Raipur, the officers mentioned.
Haque was additionally arrested in March 2018 by the CBI for allegedly bribing one other BSF Commandant, Jibu T Mathew, who was held on the Alappuzha railway station in January 2018 with Rs 47 lakh money.