CID begins probe in fake calls from ‘CM’

The CID today started inquiry into the complaints from voters who said they received fake calls from somebody who introduced himself as the Chief Minister and asked them to vote in his favour.

According to a CID official no breakthrough has been achieved yet.

Anuj Sharma, DIG, CID said it is not possible to disclose anything in the matter.

On Monday, state Chief Electoral Officer Sunil Kumar Gupta received a complaint from Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharya, the election agent of CM Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, saying several people have received such fake calls and it was an attempt was to malign the CM. After this, the CEO asked Surajit Kar Purakayastha, ADG, Law and Order, to start a probe in the matter.

The CEO has also brought the matter to the notice of the EC.

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