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ED issues lookout notice against TMC leader Sahjahan Sheikh

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 The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has

issued a lookout notice against ruling West Bengal Trinamool Congress leader Sahjahan Sheikh, a day after its officials were badly beaten up

and their service cars vandalised by the alleged followers of the

politician during a raid at the TMC leader’s house at Sandeshkhali in North 24

Parganas, official sources said.

The ED alerted all the airports and the border posts of the BSF in the state.

” The ED officials while reaching Sarberia home of the TMC leader in

relation to the alleged ration distribution scam the door was locked

from inside and he refused to open the door. As officers with the

assistance of CRPF personnel were trying to get the door opened even

by trying to

contact the concerned person. His mobile location at that time

indicated that he was inside this house., ” the ED said in a

statement.

” Thereafter, ED team was taken by surprise that within half an hour,

a crowd /mob of around 800-1000 people marching towards them with

weapons in their hands

such as lathis, stones, bricks etc. and gathered the ED officials and

CRPF personnel. Suddenly, they started attacking the ED officials and

CRPF personnel and started pelting stones and brick at them and

attacked the officers as well as CRPF personnel (27 in Nos in two

premises) with stones / lathis / hands (using physical force) and also

raising/shouting slogans against the ED officers and the Central

Government, ” the ED added.

The mob also attacked the ED vehicles which were badly damaged.

” 7

(seven) ED officials while discharging their duties were badly

attacked by

crowds (suspected to be instigated by Sahajahan Sheikh and his

associates). Three officers have suffered grievous injuries as the mob

has marched towards the ED officials with an intention to cause death.

They are being treated at the hospital, ” the statement further said.

” Other officers had to escape from the place of the incident without

conducting a search to save their lives as the mob became very violent

and even chased the officials so as to deter the officials from

performing their official duty. The Mob also snatched/robbed/stole the personal/official belongings

of the ED officials such as their mobile phones, laptop, cash,

wallets, etc. 8. Accordingly, requisite complaint has been made to

jurisdictional Police for registration of FIR and necessary action

against culprits, ” the statement mentioned.

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