ED conducts fresh raids at TMC leader Shahjahan Sheikh’s Sandeshkhali home

Nineteen days after an ED team was assaulted by a mob, the federal agency sleuths again conducted a raid at the residence of absconding TMC leader Shahjahan Sheikh in North 24 Parganas district on Wednesday morning in connection with its investigation into the multi-crore ration distribution scam, an officer said.

Accompanied by over 120 personnel of the central armed police force, the ED officers broke open the collapsible gate at the residence of Sheikh in the Sandeshkhali area in the presence of local police and two locals as witnesses, the officer said.

“We are searching Sheikh’s house today. We will also try to talk to the residents there”, the ED officer told PTI.

After entering the house, the ED officers locked the gates from inside and started searches, he added.

ED officers searched rooms, kitchen, and cupboards, and broke open almirahs in Sheikh’s residence, a senior officer said.

“As of now, our officer could not find anything significant inside the house. It seems the documents have been shifted from this house. However, our search operation is still on. Our officers are looking for things on the second floor of the building,” the officer said.

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