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ED summons jailed TMC strongman Anubrata Mondal's daughter in Bengal cattle smuggling case again

As per the chargesheet in West Bengal coal smuggling case, Anubrata Mondal's daughter's annual income of Rs 3.2 lakh during 2013-14 increased exponentially to crores in the fiscal year 2020-21.

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File photo of TMC leader Anubrata Mondal arrested by CBI in a cattle smuggling case

By Rajesh Saha: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) summoned the daughter of Trinamool Congress (TMC) strongman and jailed leader Anubrata Mondal again in a cattle smuggling scam. The TMC district president's daughter, Sukanya Mondal, was previously summoned by the agency to their New Delhi office on November 2.

In the latest development, Sukanya has been asked to appear before the ED headquarters on December 1 in connection with the cattle smuggling case.

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The ED intended to probe the matter with regard to Sukanya's bank accounts and transactions. Also, properties in her name and ones registered with her father would be under the scanner. Sources said that the ED issued a notice to a rice mill owner identified as Sanjib Mondal, who is regarded as a close aide of the jailed TMC strongman.

Sanjib Mondal has been asked to appear before the ED, in New Delhi, on November 28.

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As per the chargesheet in the case at hand, Mondal's daughter's annual income of Rs 3.2 lakh during 2013-14 increased exponentially to crores in the fiscal year 2020-21. Also, there are several properties registered with Sukanya Mondal and her father.

In October 2022, Mondal's bodyguard Saigal Hossain was questioned by the ED. Anubrata Mondal was arrested in the Bengal cattle smuggling case in August, 2022.

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With Partha Chatterjee in the jail in connection with the SSC scam, and Mondal behind bars in the case at hand, experts view it as a major setback for West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.