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Coal mafia case: CBI raids around 40 premises across four states

Central Bureau of Investigation, today raided around 40 premises across four states, including 25 in West Bengal, as part of an investigation into a coal mafia case.

Central Bureau of Investigation, today raided around 40 premises across four states, including 25 in West Bengal, as part of an investigation into a coal mafia case.

It is in West Bengal that Anup Majhi, the alleged kingpin of the illegal operation, is based, sources said. The home and offices of the suspect, who lives in Asansol, are being searched along with those of his associates. Official sources said that the searches are spread across West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh. The Agency has registered cases against officials including of Eastern Coalfields Ltd, Railways and private persons.

In West Bengal, besides Asansol and other spots, searches are on in Durgapur, Raniganj in Burdwan district, and Bishnupur in the South 24 Parganas district. Mr Majhi, also known as Lala, allegedly runs an operation in open cast coal mines along the Bengal-Jharkhand border. The income tax department was investigating him and had served notices on him earlier this month.

AIR correspondent reports, Central Bureau of Investigation, today raided around 40 premises across four states, including 25 in West Bengal, as part of an investigation into a coal mafia case.

It is in West Bengal that Anup Majhi, the alleged kingpin of the illegal operation, is based, sources said. The home and offices of the suspect, who lives in Asansol, are being searched along with those of his associates.

Official sources said that the searches are spread across West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh. The Agency has registered cases against officials including of Eastern Coalfields Ltd, Railways and private persons.

In West Bengal, besides Asansol and other spots, searches are on in Durgapur, Raniganj in Burdwan district, and Bishnupur in the South 24 Parganas district. Mr Majhi, also known as Lala, allegedly runs an operation in open cast coal mines along the Bengal-Jharkhand border. The income tax department was investigating him and had served notices on him earlier this month.

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