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TMC councillor granted bail in extortion case

TMC councillor granted bail in extortion case

A court in North 24 Parganas district today granted bail to ruling Trinamool Congress councillor Anindya Chattopadhyay, as the police failed to submit a charge sheet within the stipulated 60-day period in an extortion case.

Chattopadhyay, who was arrested on July 12 for his alleged involvement in extortion, secured bail by the court of Bidhannagar sub-divisional judicial magistrate.

The Trinamool councillor of ward no. 41 of Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation, had been taken into custody by the police following a complaint by a person in the area that he was pressurised by the leader to pay Rs 12 lakhs when he had undertaken a construction work at his residence.

He was called for questioning at Bidhanagar North Police Station and after he allegedly failed to give satisfactory reply, he was arrested.

( Source – PTI )

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