After attack on officers during raid, ED issues lookout circular for TMC leader

Shahjahan Sheikh is considered to be a close aide of Jyotipriyo Mallick, who was arrested last year in connection with the multi-crore ration distribution scam

Shahjahan Sheikh (photo: @abirghoshal/X)
Shahjahan Sheikh (photo: @abirghoshal/X)
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A day after a mob assaulted ED (Enforcement Directorate) officers during a raid at the residence of TMC leader Shahjahan Sheikh in West Bengal, the central agency on Saturday (6 January) issued a lookout notice for him, an official said.

There are apprehensions that he might flee the country following the incident on Friday in which three ED officers were injured and several vehicles damaged by a mob at Sandeshkhali in North 24-Parganas district.

"We have issued a lookout notice for the TMC leader and necessary instructions have been sent to the Airports Authority of India," the ED officer told PTI.

The attack occurred when ED officers raided the residence of TMC leader Sheikh Shahjahan as part of an investigation into an alleged multi-crore ration distribution scam, and they reportedly faced attacks from his supporters, resulting in injuries to officers and damage to their vehicles.

Shahjahan Sheikh is considered to be a close aide of state minister Jyotipriyo Mallick, who was arrested last year in connection with the multi-crore ration distribution scam.

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