ED seals absconding TMC leader Sheikh Shahjahan's house by pasting notice, will have to appear on January 29 - Newztezz Online

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ED seals absconding TMC leader Sheikh Shahjahan's house by pasting notice, will have to appear on January 29


On January 5, ED had raided 15 locations in the state in the ration scam case. A team was going to the house of Sheikh Shahjahan and Shankar Adhya in Sandeshkhali village of North 24 Parganas district. Meanwhile, TMC supporters surrounded him and attacked him. Today ED officials have pasted a notice on the house and sealed it and Shahjahan has been asked to appear before the ED on January 29.

ED action continues against TMC leaders in West Bengal. In this connection, today the ED team reached the house of absconding TMC leader Sheikh Shahjahan. The agency team had taken with them more than 100 Central Force personnel. In fact, on January 5, when the ED team was going to raid Sheikh Shahjahan's house in Sandeshkhali village, it was attacked by the mob, after which they had to return.

Today the ED team left for Sheikh Shahjahan's house along with several other teams at around eight in the morning. Along with the convoy of ED team, many vehicles of security forces were also there. However, there is no news about Shahjahan's whereabouts. ED officials have pasted a notice on the house and sealed it and Shahjahan has been asked to appear before the ED on January 29.

Who is Sheikh Shahjahan?

TMC leader Shahjahan is also the Fisheries and Animal Resources Officer of North 24 Parganas District Council and Block President of Sandeshkhali. He is close to Forest Minister Jyotipriya Malik in the Mamata government. ED has arrested Jyotipriya Malik on 27 October 2023 in the ration scam case. ED was also going to the house of TMC leader Shahjahan on January 5 to conduct raids in the same case, when the team was attacked on the way.

What happened on 5th January?

Earlier on January 5, ED had raided 15 locations in the state in the ration scam case. A team was going to the house of Sheikh Shahjahan and Shankar Adhya in Sandeshkhali village of North 24 Parganas district. Meanwhile, TMC supporters surrounded him and attacked him. ED said that the mob attacked when the lock of Shahjahan's house was being broken. Before this, several attempts were made to call Shahjahan by phone, but he did not come. Since then Shahjahan is absconding.

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