Kolkata Police raid firms allegedly linked to ex-interim CBI interim chief Nageshwar Rao

Kolkata: The Kolkata Police on February 8 conducted raids at two different locations of companies allegedly linked to former interim CBI director M Nageshwar Rao.

Among one of the locations where a raid was conducted is a company called Angelina Mercantile Pvt Ltd at Salt Lake, allegedly linked to Rao’s wife.

Rao issued a press statement, refuting any link with M/s Angela Mercantile Pvt Ltd.

“What is being made appeared in public it’s totally false propaganda by Kolkata police,” Nageshwar Rao said over raids being linked to his wife.

He has issued the statement again today in context of the ongoing Kolkata Police raids in Bengal.

A day earlier, the Supreme Court issued a contempt of court notice to Nageshwar Rao.

The Supreme Court has asked Nageshwar Rao to appear before it on February 12. The court said Nageshwar Rao has prima facie committed contempt of court by transferring CBI officer AK Sharma, who was investing the Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case, without taking the court’s consent

The court has also directed S Bhasu Ram, in-charge Director of Prosecution CBI, to be present in the court for violating its order.

The court has directed the CBI to give names of officers who were part of the process in transferring AK Sharma out of the investigating agency.