ED files prosecution complaint against TMC leader Sheikh Shahjahan
ED files prosecution complaint against TMC leader Sheikh Shahjahan

West Bengal: The challenges surrounding TMC leader Sheikh Shahjahan are getting worse. In a money laundering investigation, the Enforcement Directorate has filed a criminal charge against Sheikh Shahjahan, the leader of the TMC, and three other individuals.

Based on 13 First Information Reports (FIRs) against Sheikh Shahjahan and others filed by the West Bengal Police under various sections of the IPC Act, 1860, and the Arms Act, 1959, the ED has opened an inquiry. Shahjahan and other individuals are accused of engaging in organized crime, including harming people, committing murder or attempting to commit murder, threatening extortion, seizing public land, and receiving illicit financial gains and benefits.

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In the money laundering case against Shahjahan Sheikh and others, the Kolkata Regional Office of the ED has filed a prosecution complaint (PC) under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), 2002 against SK Sahajan, SK Alamgir, Shib Prasad Hazra, and others before Special Judge, CBI-1, Bichar Bhavan, Kolkata.

According to the ED investigation, Shahjahan established a criminal empire centered on land grabs, illicit fishing and trade, occupying brick fields, contract cartelization, collecting illicit taxes and levies, and receiving commissions on land sales.

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