Asansol: Divers after carrying out search operation throughout Tuesday night fished out 70-year-old Ashim Ghatak’s body from the Damodar River on Wednesday early morning, police said.
Ashim Ghatak was the elder brother of West Bengal labour and law minister Moloy Ghatak. He was a senior advocate by profession.
He went missing while offering ‘Tarpan’ on the occasion of Mahalaya in the river at Hirapur in Paschim Bardhaman district on Tuesday.
He had gone to Bhotapuri ghat to pay obeisance to his ancestors when he slipped and fell into the river and went missing since then, the police said.
The disaster management team, fire brigade and police had rushed in and launched a rescue operation.