Another Police Officer Arrested In Bharati Case


Kolkata: SI Pradip Rath have been arrested on Monday in Das PC case taking the tally of total arrests to five, a senior CID official said. The CID sleuths have previously arrested three police officers including an Inspector and a two Sub-Inspectors in this case while a caretaker of an apartment in south Kolkata has also been held.

“CID team has arrested sub-Inspector Pradeep Rath, who was named in the FIR in Daspur case.,” Deputy Inspector General, CID, Nishad Parvez said in a release.

“The arrested was made observing all legal formalities. He would be produced to the court tomorrow (Tuesday),” he said. During the incident, Das, known to be a close aid of former West Midnapore police chief Bharati Ghosh, worked as the officer in-charge of Daspur police station, where the extortion took place.

Earlier, The West Bengal CID on Friday arrested Assistance Sub-Inspector Debasish Das for alleged involvement in an extortion case in West Midnapore district, a senior CID official said. He was arrested after Marathon interrogation at Bhavani Bhavan.

In other hand, CID seeks permission in Court for accessing Bharati Ghosh’s locker in Bank and court granted permission for accessing.