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Verdict in Bishalgarh's 17 crore rupees scandal from March 9 – Would kingpin Bimal be able to safeguard conviction?
TIWN Jan 11, 2017
Verdict in  Bishalgarh's 17 crore rupees scandal from March 9 – Would kingpin Bimal be able to safeguard conviction?
PHOTO : kingpin Bimal Chakraborty taking to Court. TIWN File Photo.

AGARTALA, Jan 11 (TIWN) : An additional session court to take on the Bishalgarh’s colossal scandal of 17 crore involving DYFI’s chief Amal’s brother Bimal from March 9. The scam was detected in departmental audit. Initially case was filed in Bishalgarh police station. BDO Bimal managed to elope but afterwards he surrendered to SDJM court .Oppositions had even demanded CBI investigation in the case.

 Peeking into the past, TIWN  had some important news regarding  master pin-Bimal.

 Initially  in 1997,he  was appointed  in Matabari R D Block, where he was posted as Panchayat Extension Officer .Bimal used to pressurize lower level employees like Panchayat Secretaries to give him money on loan. But this amount was never returned. Then he got transferred to Khowai with promotion and he started to show his real image.

An official , who was posted in Khowai at that time told TIWN," He straight looted Rs 80,000/- from Govt fund in the name of purchasing books from Agartala Book Fair. Actually an official had immense faith on him and asked Bimal to buy books of Rs 65000/- but after a few days Bimal produced a bill adjustment of Rs 1,35,000/- .  when the official asked Bimal for clarification, Bimal  named two CPI(M) leaders saying ," I am forced to give Rs 70000/- to two CPI(M) leaders. " But when the official personally investigated the matter he found that those two leaders didn't even know about the incident. From Khowai, Bimal was transferred to Melaghar R D Block, where he was given the first posting as BDO. And then the era of ' looting' began. Under well guarded protection from Chief Minister Manik Sarkar( being elected from Dhanpur) Bimal became the ultimate boss of local administration."

Many still believe that the amount that Bimal looted from Melaghar would easily double the amount that he looted from Bishalgarh . But as opposition was too weak , none raised a question against him.

Who could touch people like Bimal whose elder brother Shyamal is CM's childhood close friend, next brother Kamal is Commandant of TSR, another one Amal Chakraborty is DYFI State Secretary - apart from all that, Bimal's "Manikda" would always protect like a godfather. 


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