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Kolkata Police raid firms linked to ex-Interim CBI chief M Nageshwar Rao

File photo of M Nageshwar Rao. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Feb 08, 2019, 07.13 PM (IST)

Kolkata Police on Friday conducted raids at two different places allegedly linked to former CBI Interim Director M Nageshwar Rao in Kolkata.

The raids were conducted in two offices of Angela Mercantiles Pvt. Ltd. -- one in the city and the other in adjoining Salt Lake -- as part of the city police's probe into an old complaint lodged at the Bowbazar Police Station, a senior officer said.

A team of around 30 police officers raided the two offices, allegedly linked to Rao's wife Mannem Sandhya, he said.

Additional CBI director M Nageshwar Rao denies link with company raided by Kolkata police.

Rao, in a press statement, ruled out any link to M/s Angela Mercantile Pvt Ltd. 

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The development comes days after an unprecedented tussle between the West Bengal government and the Centre erupted following the CBI's attempt to raid the residence of the Kolkata police officials on Sunday.

The officials, however, had to beat a hasty retreat from Police commissioner Rajeev Kumar's residence after its officials were not only prevented by guards from entering the premises but were also detained by Kolkata police.

Following this Mamata Banerjee sat on a sit-in against the CBI move. 

The CBI will question Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar on February 9 in Shillong in connection with Saradha scam.

(With inputs from agencies)