Ex-TMC minister, who joined BJP, arrested on graft cost

Former West Bengal minister Shyamaprasad Mukherjee, who had joined the BJP forward of this 12 months’s meeting elections within the state, was arrested on Sunday for allegedly being concerned in monetary irregularities of nearly Rs 10 crore, an officer mentioned.

The former Trinamool Congress MLA from Bishnupur was apprehended following an investigation into allegations of misappropriation of cash associated to e-tendering and different prices when he was chairman of the native civic physique in 2020, the police officer mentioned.

“An investigation was carried out by the SDPO, Bishnupur into the allegations of financial irregularities of Rs 9.91 crore. Mukherjee was arrested after he failed to give satisfactory answers to queries,” Bankura SP Dhritiman Sarkar informed PTI.

The BJP’s Bishnupur organisational district president Sujit Agasthi claimed that Mukherjee had joined the saffron get together earlier than the meeting elections within the state however he was not actively concerned.

“The allegations against him are of the time when he was in Trinamool Congress. Has the government woken up now?” the BJP chief requested.


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