Crime Branch of Tripura police on Friday carried out a 10-hour search on properties of senior CPI(M) chief and former minister Pabitra Kar. The raids had been linked with ongoing investigation into corruption expenses towards the chief.
Mr Kar and the CPI(M) termed the raids politically motivated. They mentioned get together veteran chief and former minister Badal Choudhury was earlier accused of ‘corruption charges’, however police had been unable to even submit a chargesheet.
Crime Branch officers launched simultaneous raids within the residence of Pabitra Kar at Ramnagar locality right here and his ancestral home at Khayerpur close to right here. The raids began at 8.30 a.m. and continued until 7.30 p.m.
A senior police official mentioned the searches had been in reference to an FIR not too long ago registered at Bodhjungnagar police station in west Tripura. Sections 13(2) and 13(1)(C) of Prevention of Corruption Act had been integrated within the FIR. Pabitra Kar had allegedly amassed big money and properties disproportionate to his recognized sources of earnings throughout erstwhile successive CPI(M) led left entrance governments.
After completion of search operation, Mr. Kar mentioned the sleuths enquired about all belongings of his home. “Even they did not spare kitchen articles,” he advised newsmen.
He termed the raids in his properties politically motivated and mentioned he was able to face any probe in any matter. He claimed he inherited some properties together with agricultural land from household.
Mr Kar’s spouse Roma Das is a CPI(M) central committee member.