LPG dealership scam BJP general secy of Murshidabad Town arrested

first_imgKolkata: In connection with the LPG dealership scam case, BJP general secretary of Murshidabad Town Soumen Mondal has been arrested on Friday. He will be taken into police custody for interrogation to find out who are the other connected individuals with the irregularity.Earlier during September, 2018, a BJP leader from Kolkata, identified as Ranjeet Majumdar, was arrested for allegedly cheating people by assuring them of providing LPG dealership. According to sources, after interrogating Majumdar, several more names cropped up in connection with the case. Following the arrest of Majumdar, the police were checking the documents which were provided by the complainant and those that were seized during the investigation. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataAfter a prolonged probe, the investigating officers came to know that apart from Majumdar, Mondal also received a lot of money by promising LPG dealerships in Murshidabad. It is also alleged that few of the state-level leaders also received a part of the sum as commission. Mainly, Mondal was allegedly engaged in collecting the money from Murshidabad district and send it to the BJP leaders who were conducting the scam. Significantly, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during the Martyrs’ Day meeting on July 21 slammed the BJP regarding the ‘Ujala’ project irregularity. The fraud came to light on August 3 last year, after Ashok Sarkar, former BJP leader from Salt Lake, filed a complaint with the Jorasanko police station. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateAccording to the complaint, Majumdar was aware of the advertisement which was yet to be published, seeking LPG dealership. He and some other BJP leaders collected money and committed to provide LPG dealership to several BJP and RSS workers. According to the complaint lodged, several correspondences were made between BJP leaders for recommending the names for the allocation of LPG dealership for the year 2017-18. Subsequently, BJP and RSS workers were lured into the trap with an intention to cheat. Sarkar also alleged that crores of rupees were collected from different people from all across the state after assuring them the LPG dealership. It was also alleged that the final list of 235 names was being sent to a senior RSS leader for approval which contains a 17 digit code of different oil companies. However, the BJP leadership considered the arrest as a conspiracy. But according to the police, several clues that have been found which have led to Mondal’s arrest.last_img read more