Bharati Ghosh To Appeal Advance Bail In HC Today


Kolkata: Mamata Banerjee’s “cop daughter”, former SP Bharati Ghosh and her husband is all set to ready to knock the door of Calcutta High Court in the Extortion case for an advance bail on Friday.

A court complaint was filed on Wednesday against former Bengal IPS officer Bharati Ghosh and three other cops, including her guard, over alleged misappropriation of Rs 45 lakh seized from a car after a crash in 2016.

Bharati Ghosh’s husband, on Monday, went to Calcutta High Court, seeking a CBI enquiry into the matter. Meanwhile, CID arrested the caretaker of Ms Ghosh’s bungalow, in Midnapore, on Monday for alleged links with the extortion ‘scam’.

The complaint in a West Midnapore court assumes significance as it came a day after the state CID seized Rs 2.5 crore in cash from one of Ghosh’s flats off Calcutta’s EM Bypass in connection with the probe into a gold extortion racket linked to some police officers in the district.

A court has ordered the investigation following a goldsmith’s complaint. Among the many cops whose names have emerged in the probe is the guard, Sujit Mandal. Ghosh’s flat was among the houses of several police officers raided as part of the inquiry.

The West Bengal Crime Investigation Department (CID) issued a notice on Monday, to Bharati Ghosh for her alleged connection with a gold extortion case. The notice comes two days after the CID conducted state wide raids at several locations, including the house of the former police superintendent of West Midnapore and her husband’s home in Kolkata.

A team of state CID sleuths seized thirty nine litters of foreign liquor from former’s Bharati Ghosh’s many flats in Kolkata on Thursday. According to sources, CID raided over two days and seized fifty seven sealed bottles of Johnnie Walker, Chivas Regal, Officers Choice and Imperial Blue. On other hand, court ordered to lodge fresh case against MAV Raju on the basis of Biswajit Chakraborty’s allegation.

Earlier, businessman Chandan Maji of Daspur lodged complaint and alleged before a court that he was a victim of police extortion. The court directed the CID to investigate.
CID was acting on a court order following a businessman’s complaint against Ghosh and inspector Pradip Rath, whom he accused of extorting a large amount of gold and cash.

Bharati Ghosh, who was superintendent of police in the district, resigned on December 28 last year after she was transferred to Barrackpore in the North 24 Parganas as commandant of the third battalion of the state armed police. She could not be contacted for comments despite several attempts.