Bharati’s Husband MAV Raju Hospitalised


Kolkata: MAV Raju, husband of Bharati Ghosh has suddenly fallen ill just before an hour of interrogation. He is admitted in a hospital now.Crime Investigation Department (CID) summoned Bharati’s husband for questioning in the extortion case.

The summons served by the investigation unit asked Ghosh, a police officer once close to chief minister Mamata Banerjee, to present herself at its headquarters as soon as possible. M.A.V Raju, Ghosh’s husband, moved the Calcutta high court later that day to seek a CBI probe into the raids conducted on their properties.

The raids on properties owned by Ghosh, her husband and relatives across West Midnapore and Kolkata began on February 1. The homes of a couple of police officers reportedly close to the former IPS officer were also searched.

So far, Ghosh has avoided any contact with the media, save for a Whatsapp voice message denying all the charges for which she and her family members were being “victimised”. She also guranteed to take “all legal steps available to a citizen” after returning to Kolkata.


A lot has happened since Ghosh, a controversial police officer, praised Banerjee as “the mother of Maoist-dominated Jangalmahal” at a public meeting in 2016. During her tenure as the West Midnapore superintendent of police, she had even faced criticism from Opposition leaders for “falsely implicating” them in criminal cases at the behest of the Trinamool Congress.