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CPIM seeks clarification from CEO on seizure amount by enforcement agency


By TC News Desk

Agartala: December 24. CPIM state committee Secretary Jitendra Choudhury on Saturday demanded to publish the names or business establishments from where Rs 9 crore fund was seized by enforcement agency

In a letter to CEO, the CPIM state committee secretary said that he has gone through the press statement issued by CEO on 23rd December apprising the people about seizure of huge amount of money by the Enforcement Agencies. 

“I appreciate the renewed venture of the Enforcement Agencies who, according to your press release, by this time seized a huge amount Rs. 9,36,50,449.00 from different individuals/business organisations of the state. You also admirably mentioned that ‘money power’ and ‘muscle power’ are two factors that stand as ‘menace’ against ensuring level playing exercise in any election”, the letter reads.

Claiming that the the press release issued by CEO deserves some clarifications, Jitendra said, “Nowhere in the communiqué you (CEO) did clarify whether the money seized is black money or unaccounted money. In what mechanism such huge amount of money was amassed. Neither did you let the people know, from whom or which establishment these funds were seized”.

He said as the CEO mentioned that this fund was amassed with an intension to misuse in distorting the normal election process for furthering electoral gains of  any stakeholder, it is the right of the state electorates to know who are the elements intending to influence the people’s opinion by illegal use of money power.

“Thus, for the sake of preserving the creditability of the election authority as well as sensitizing the electorates about the illegal transaction of the money for dubious purpose,   I request you to publish the names/business establishments from where this fund was seized”, the letter added.

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