Cattle Smuggling Scam: TMC Hints At Bias In Probe

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By: Joymala Bagchi
Updated: 13 August, 2022 1:45 pm IST

KOLKATA: The Trinamool Congress (TMC) does not condone immoral acts and has zero tolerance towards any misdeeds or wrongdoings but it also questions the “impartiality” of the probe agencies, said State Finance Minister Chandrima Bhattacharya.

Bhattacharya added, “Be it the Enforcement Directorate (ED) or the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), the Central government agencies are losing their credibility of being unbiased. If the accused does not belong to a particular party at the Centre then all the agencies turn the heat on that person. However, if someone belongs to the party in power at the Centre, nothing happens to him or her.”

“Only Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav won’t help. Along with the mahotsav, the federal structures have to be maintained properly.”

The TMC minister’s scathing remark comes in the wake of the party strongman Anubrata Mandal’s arrest. Mandal was arrested by the CBI from his residence on Thursday for not cooperating in the cattle smuggling scam. Mandal was produced in the special court in Asansol. The order is awaited.

Protesting against the investigative agency’s alleged bias, TMC’s youth wing has planned to stage a protest in every district on Friday and Saturday.

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