BJP’s Suvendu Adhikari, brother among 4 booked for ‘cyclone Yaas relief theft’

By: |
June 07, 2021 2:50 PM

The FIR lodged at the Kathi Police Station also mentioned names of Suvendu's brother Soumendu Adhikari, a former chief of the civic body, and two others, a senior officer said.

Suvendu AdhikariDuring interrogation, the two arrested persons have admitted that they were "directed by Suvendu and his brother Soumendu" to steal the relief material, a source in the Purba Medinipur District Police said. (Photo source: IE)

An FIR has been registered against BJP MLA and leader of opposition in West Bengal assembly Suvendu Adhikari for his alleged involvement in theft of cyclone ‘Yaas’ relief material from a store of Contai Municipality in Purba Medinipur district, police said on Monday.

The FIR lodged at the Kathi Police Station also mentioned names of Suvendu’s brother Soumendu Adhikari, a former chief of the civic body, and two others, a senior officer said.

The FIR was registered on a complaint filed by Ratnadip Manna, a member of the board of administrators of the municipality, on June 1.

He had alleged that tarpaulin worth around Rs two lakh was stolen from a store managed by the municipality on May 29.

All of those named in the FIR have been booked under sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Disaster Management Act, 2005.

“The complainant said that the theft was done on the directions of the Adhikari brothers,” the police officer told PTI.

“Two persons have been arrested in the case so far,” he said.

During interrogation, the two arrested persons have admitted that they were “directed by Suvendu and his brother Soumendu” to steal the relief material, a source in the Purba Medinipur District Police said.

Lok Sabha MP Sisir Adhikari, the father of Suvendu and Soumendu, said the FIR was “nothing but a conspiracy by the ruling Trinamool Congress”.

Get live Stock Prices from BSE, NSE, US Market and latest NAV, portfolio of Mutual Funds, Check out latest IPO News, Best Performing IPOs, calculate your tax by Income Tax Calculator, know market’s Top Gainers, Top Losers & Best Equity Funds. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Financial Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest Biz news and updates.

Next Stories
1Modi’s Kashmir outreach: Here’s what PM said in meeting with top political leaders of Jammu and Kashmir
2Hawala scam busted in Chhattisgarh! IT dept detects Rs 100-cr money-laundering racket, Rs 6 crore unaccounted cash seized
3More trouble for Kerala BJP: JRS alleges CK Janu got additional Rs 25 lakh cash for NDA deal