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
” 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.
(seven) ED officials while discharging their duties were badly
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.