Forest Minister and former Food Minister Jyotipriya Mallik, arrested in the ration distribution corruption case in West Bengal, was interrogated by the Enforcement Directorate officials in a marathon interrogation at the CGO Complex office here on Tuesday. It is being told that apart from the facts found during the interrogation of businessman Bakibul Rehman alias Bakibur, already arrested in the case, some questions have been asked on the basis of the statements given by the minister’s employee Amit De and former PA and businessman Abhijeet Das. It is being alleged that the minister is not cooperating with the ED officials in the investigation. Also, he is avoiding answering most of the questions. There are more than 10 companies under the scanner of ED. These are considered shell companies. The Central Investigation Agency suspects that crores of black money has been converted into white through the said shell companies.
Interrogation of Amit and Abhijeet continues
Since the arrest of Minister Mallik, his former PA and businessman Abhijeet Das is being interrogated almost on a daily basis. Apart from Das, the Central Investigation Agency is also interrogating Amit De, an employee of the minister. On Tuesday also, both of them appeared at the ED office located at CGO Complex, where they were asked questions about many facts related to the case. A diary has been found from Abhijit Das’s residence in Howrah. In which the name of ‘Baluda’ is mentioned. The details of the transaction are written in the said diary. Officials are also trying to find out whether the name mentioned in the diary is that of a minister. If sources are to be believed, on this day the minister was also interrogated face to face. Although. ED officials have not said anything officially regarding the inquiry.
Only vegetarian food was served
In view of the current health of the minister, it has come to light that at present he is being given only vegetarian and light food to eat in the ED office. It is being told that the minister had eaten biscuits with tea for breakfast on Tuesday morning. He also got bread to eat. After this the round of interrogation started. It has been found that rice, dal, two rotis and plain vegetables were served in the lunch.