The Anti-Corruption Branch of the CBI raided the premises of several close traders of Anoop Majhi aka Lala on Wednesday. Majhi is the alleged kingpin of illegal coal trade gang in Asansol-Raniganj area of West Bengal. Sources in the agency gave this information. They said that the authorities raided 10 locations of these traders, including their offices and houses. The CBI believes that thousands of crores of coal has been extracted in the illegal mining scam done from abandoned mines of Eastern Coalfields Limited (ECL) and the money related to it was done through hawala, due to which the Enforcement Directorate also Investigation is initiated.
The ED also raided 12 locations of people believed to be close to Majhi in West Bengal on Monday. The CBI, after registering a case against Manjhi on November 28 last year, conducted a massive search operation at 45 locations in four states. It is alleged that Majhi, along with three ECL security personnel and two general managers, carried out the scam.
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