Kolkata Police raid firms linked to former interim CBI chief Nageshwar Rao, wife

Rao has refuted all allegations.

Kolkata: Kolkata Police on Friday conducted raids at two different places that are allegedly linked with former interim CBI Director M Nageshwar Rao. The raids were conducted in Kolkata and at Rao's wife 's company Angelina Mercantile Pvt Ltd.

Issuing a press statement, Rao, however, refuted any link with M/s Angela Mercantile Pvt Ltd. "All that is happening, appears to be propaganda. In a statement dated, 30 Oct 2018, Rao had also refuted any link with M/s Angela Mercantile Pvt Ltd which is being raided by Kolkata Police today," Nageshwar Rao said.

The incident comes days after a political firestorm raged in West Bengal with Mamata Banerjee launching a sit-in protest against the CBI's bid to question Kolkata police chief Rajeev Kumar in the chit fund scam cases.

Later, she called off her three-day dharna following the Supreme Court's order, directed the Kolkata Police chief to appear before the investigating agency in connection with the scams.

A CBI team was bodily prevented from entering the residence of Kumar by Kolkata police personnel, bundled into vehicles, and detained. Contingents of West Bengal police also descended on CBI premises in the city, as a furious Banerjee rushed to Kumar's residence before beginning a dharna opposite Metro Cinema.

(With inputs from agencies)

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