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ED submits third supplementary charge sheet in Bengal ration distribution case

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) submitted its third supplementary charge sheet in the ration distribution case in West Bengal. The charge sheet provided details on how the proceeds were diverted to Dubai through the hawala route via a foreign exchange entity owned by arrested businessman Biswajit Das. A total amount of Rs 350 crore was diverted to Dubai, and 11 properties worth over Rs 10 crore were attached.

The ED also revealed Das’s Bangladesh links, stating he was a frequent visitor to the neighboring country. Das, a close confidant of West Bengal Minister Jyotipriya Mallick and Trinamool Congress leader Shankar Adhya, was in Bangladesh a day before his arrest and returned hastily to Kolkata upon learning of the ED raid. Mallick and Adhya are currently in judicial custody for their alleged involvement in the scam.

According to sources, “The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday submitted its third supplementary charge sheet in the multi-crore ration distribution case in West Bengal. In this fresh charge sheet filed at a special Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court here, the ED provided details on how the proceeds in the ration distribution case were diverted to Dubai through the hawala route through the foreign exchange entity, owned by arrested businessman Biswajit Das, sources said.”

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