Couple arrested for extracting money in TMC’s name

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Kolkata: A couple from Salt Lake area of Kolkata was arrested by police on Saturday for collecting money in the name of TMC party fund. The Couple, Sanjib Banerjee and Sharbani Mukherjee has been arrested by Bidhannagar North police Station.

A complaint was lodged by CF block resident Aniruddha Bose on Saturday afternoon at Bidhannagar North police Station in this regard. Police started an investigation into the incident and arrested the couple. The arrested couple is a resident of Chinsura in Hoogly district.

Aniruddha Bose said that taking the name of MLA Sabyasachi Dutta the couple demanded 5000 rupees from him. It was alleged that the couple had extracted money even before, taking the name of TMC.

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MLA Sabyasachi Dutta said, “The couple was involved in the fraud for long but police was unable to catch them. Police had success on Saturday.”

The MLA also warned the supporters of the party not to give any money without any proper slip or coupon. The couple will be produced at Bidhannagar Sub divisional court on Sunday.