CBI raids multiple locations linked to former TMC MP Mahua Moitra

The CBI on Saturday conducted searches at the premises of former TMC MP Mahua Moitra at multiple locations, including Calcutta, in connection with the alleged cash-for-query case, officials said.

Teams from the central investigation agency reached Moitra’s residence in Calcutta and other cities early on Saturday, informed about the search and started the operation, they said.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday registered an FIR against the former Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP under the Lokpal guidelines, which has directed the agency to submit a report within six months, they said .

Moitra was expelled from the Lok Sabha in December for “unethical conduct”.

The former MP has challenged her expulsion in the Supreme Court and will be in trouble again in the upcoming general elections as the TMC candidate from Krishnanagar seat in West Bengal.

The Lokpal, the anti-corruption ombudsman, gave the directions to the CBI after receiving the findings of its preliminary probe into the allegations against Moitra by BJP MP Nishikant Dubey.

Dubey, a member of Lok Sabha, alleged that Moitra had raised questions in the House of Representatives in return for cash and gifts from Dubai-based businessman Darshan Hiranandani to launch an attack on industrialist Gautam Adani and Prime Minister, among others Narendra Modi.

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First print: March 23, 2024 | 10:51 am IST