CID Ready To Attach Properties Of Liquor Baron Jagjit Singh, Son

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Kolkata: The CID is going to attach the properties of liquor baron Jagjit Singh and his son Gursimran, who have been arrested in different cases. Sources said while the family owns more than half of the dance bars on VIP Road in Kolkata, Gursimran has organised several music concerts in the city.

While Jagjit was arrested in March in connection with a brawl at his nightclub at Salt Lake, Gursimran — arrested earlier this month. He is allegedly linked to a fraud case involving cheating cooperative banks of Rs 15 crore. Sources said that posing as the owner of several companies, a man, Debanjan Roy, had promised cooperative banks that he will buy nationalised bank bonds for them.

Though Gursimran was called for questioning several times, he never turned up,according to souces .A lookout notice was issued against him, following which, he was arrested from the Delhi airport on September 10.

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Jagjit was arrested by the Bidhanagar Police from Delhi airport in April. He had come under police radar in 2015 after raids at his bars revealed violation of norms,according to an official. Soon after the raids, a gang of more than 60 people vandalised Baguihati police station, injuring station officer-in-charge Sukomal Das. Jagjit is in jail now on multiple charges, including human trafficking and attempt to murder.