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Ration scam: ED conducts fresh raids at multiple locations in Kolkata

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Ed official after getting assaulted allegedly by the supporters of TMC leader Sheikh Sajahan during a raid at the latter s residence, in North 24 Parganas

ED official after getting assaulted allegedly by the supporters of TMC leader Sheikh Sajahan during a raid at the latter s residence, in North 24 Parganas on January 5

Kolkata: Teams of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) began raids at multiple locations in the metropolis on Tuesday morning in connection with its ongoing probe into the multi-crore ration scam in West Bengal under Mamata Banerjee, a senior official said.

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Accompanied by central forces, the ED teams conducted the raids at Salt Lake, Kaikhali, Mirza Galib Street, Howrah and a few other places, he said.

The ones who are being questioned include businessmen and people closely related to those earlier arrested in the scam, he said.

"These raids are connected to the ration distribution scam. We have got information about the involvement of these people after questioning those who have already been arrested,” the ED official told PTI.

The probe agency has arrested a state minister and a TMC leader, among others, for their alleged involvement in irregularities in ration distribution in West Bengal.

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