Attached assets worth Rs 165.86 crore to Anup Manjhi alias Lala, accused of coal smuggling scam.
File photo: Anoop Manjhi aka Lala.
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached assets worth Rs 165.86 crore to Anup Manjhi aka Lala (Anup Manjhi or Lala) accused of Coal Smuggling Scam. This property belongs to the steel factory. Let me tell you that today, the CBI had questioned three people including Anoop Manjhi alias Lala in the coal smuggling case in Kolkata office. Anoop Manjhi was questioned for the fourth time.
Investigating officials claim that Lala, accused of coal and cattle smuggling, has a turnover of around Rs 2,000 crore. The investigating agency is trying to ascertain to what extent the wires of the coal scam are connected. In this case, the CBI has also questioned Rujira Banerjee, wife of Mamata Banerjee’s nephew Abhishek Banerjee, her sister-in-law Maneka Gambhir and their relatives.
Big people are also connected with coal smuggling
Anup Manjhi alias Lala is accused of stealing coal himself and smuggling it to other influential people by stealing coal. It has 250 such plots, under which coal is present, and coal was extracted from these plots and sold further, which is wrong by law. He also used to help other people in coal theft and smuggling.CBI alleges that Anoop Manjhi alias Lala used to send big money to big people. It was very high profile associated with politics and used to send their relatives.
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Many police officers can also be punished
In this case, the names of police officers are coming out in the coal scam. Bankura’s Circle Inspector Ashok Mishra has already been arrested. Now an SDPO of the state police has also been interrogated. Anoop Manjhi also used a cattle smuggling racket in West Bengal to facilitate his coal smuggling racket. CBI filed FIR against Manjhi Eastern Coalfield Limited (ECL) general manager Amit Kumar Dhar and Jayesh Chandra Rai, ECL’s security chief Tanmay Das, area security inspector Dhananjay Rai of Kunustoria and security in-charge of Cajor area and SSI Debashish Mukherjee in November last year. That is, PE was registered.
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