Bengal ADGP In Capital, Meets Delhi Police Officials

| Updated: 03 August, 2022 11:06 pm IST
Bengal CID team was in the capital to search the premises of one Sidhartha Majumdar in South Moti Bagh. But Delhi Police officers asked them to return to the South Campus police station (TNI Pic By Sumit Kumar)

NEW DELHI: To break the impasse between the Bengal Police CID team and Delhi Police in connection with the cash recovery case involving Congress MLAs from Jharkhand, a senior Bengal Police official reached New Delhi on Wednesday evening.

Siddh Nath Gupta, Assistant Director General (ADG) of Bengal Police, travelled to the capital city to meet with senior Delhi Police personnel. He was accompanied by two other officers with the Inspector General (IG) rank.

Earlier, four officers from Bengal Criminal Investigation Department (CID) were stopped by Delhi Police to conduct the searches “citing legal discrepancy in the search warrant”.

Speaking to The New Indian, inspector Arijit Bhattacharya, who led the CID team, said, “I have been here since morning. My seniors have arrived. They are resolving the issue.”

Bhattacharya had come with three of his team members which included a lady constable.

The whole drama unfolded in the morning at around 6 am when Bhattacharya reached the South Moti Bagh residence of Sidhartha Majumdar with a search warrant of his house.

Bhattacharya said that he had followed all the legal procedures and informed the local police before executing the warrant.

“I was assisted by staff from Delhi Police. While I was talking to the family of Sidhartha, the same policeman asked me to stop the search and go back to the local (south campus) police station. And since this morning, I have been here. It’s 8.30 pm now,” Bhattacharya said.

“The station house officer never has a proper reason for this halt,” he added.

 

Earlier, Bengal CID tweeted that the Delhi Police South West Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) had stopped the officers despite following all the legal procedures. Later on, the Bengal police also decided to send three of their senior officers to the national capital.

Meanwhile, DCP (Southwest) Manoj C later said, “Legal discrepancies were noticed during the execution of the warrant. Accordingly, a legal opinion was sought which revealed that the warrant is not executable. Hence, the same was conveyed to the Bengal Police.”

Sources in the Delhi Police said the meeting was on till late evening.

Meanwhile, The New Indian also visited the house of Sidhartha Majumdar. He was not present in his house, however, the family members refused to comment on the matter.

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