Jharkhand MLAs cash scam: Bengal CID team in Assam

Guwahati, Aug 3 (IANS) A team of West Bengal Police’s CID is now in Assam to collect CCTV footage and other proof in connection with the arrest of three Congress MLAs of Jharkhand, who were nabbed with huge quantities of cash in Howrah district on July 30 evening.
Police officials in Guwahati said that the Bengal CID team has collected CCTV footage from the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International (LGBI) Airport in Guwahati and a hotel.
“The Bengal CID team has been in Guwahati since Tuesday. We are extending all kinds of cooperation to them. This is a very funny matter that a section of the media reported that the Assam Police detained the Bengal CID team due to non providing of the FIR of the case,” a senior police official said.
On Saturday evening, the three MLAs — Irfan Ansari, Rajesh Kacchap and Naman Bixal Kongari — were nabbed by the police at Howrah’s Panchla, with the cash in their vehicle.
The MLAs told the police that the cash was meant for purchasing sarees from the wholesale market at Burrabazar in central Kolkata to distribute in their constituencies on the occasion of the forthcoming World Tribal Day. The MLAs and two of their associates, arrested with them, including the driver, have been remanded to CID custody till August 10.
The Congress on Sunday suspended three MLAs accusing them of conspiracy to topple the state government.The matter rocked politics in Bengal, Assam, and Jharkhand.

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