#Kolkata: A CBI investigating officer has been accused of intimidating and threatening a witness in a coal smuggling case. Based on the allegations of the witness, the CID started an investigation against the officer of the Central Investigation Agency. The CBI is investigating the coal smuggling case. More than one person is being questioned for the sake of investigation. There is even a possibility of interrogating more than one person in the coming days. In the process, a witness lodged a complaint against Umesh Kumar, the investigating officer in the case.
Haibar Akhand, a resident of Bishnupur Thana area of South 24 Parganas, who was called as a witness at the CBI office, was threatened in the name of his complaint and interrogation. The investigating officer of the Central Investigation Agency also tried to record the statement by force. He was even pressured to name influential people. The man lodged a written complaint with Bishnapur police station.
On the basis of the allegation, which took place in mid-May, Bishnupur Thana filed several cases under Section 120 (b), 506, 465, 46, 47, 34 of the Indian Penal Code, namely criminal conspiracy, intimidation and forgery against the investigating officer of the CBI. The CID took charge of the investigation of this case. A CID official said the police were investigating on the basis of a complaint lodged with the Bishnupur police station. The CID has taken charge of that investigation. Everything is being investigated.
According to sources, the CID may call the CBI officer for questioning if necessary. Incidentally, this phenomenon is not new. Earlier, the Kolkata police launched an investigation into allegations leveled against a CBI officer in a Rose Valley case. Complaints have been lodged against ED officers at Kalighat police station before. He is also under investigation.
Not only the CBI but also the EDO is conducting parallel investigations in the coal smuggling case. The CBI has recently questioned a Trinamool MLA from South 24 Parganas district in a coal smuggling case.