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‘Police threatening me with arrest if I open my mouth against TMC leaders’

A former member of the TMC minority cell, Khan was said to be close to party general secretary Mukul Roy.

Asif Khan at Bidhannagar Commissionerate on Tuesday. (Source: Express photo by Partha Paul) Asif Khan at Bidhannagar Commissionerate on Tuesday. (Source: Express photo by Partha Paul)

Former TMC leader Asif Khan was summoned to Bidhannagar police commissionerate on Tuesday where he was grilled for seven hours for a fraud case lodged against him months ago by a senior TMC leader of Uttar Pradesh.

Khan, who reached the commissionerate office at 11.30 am, claimed that he was threatened to be arrested if he opens his mouth against the ruling party. “I am very disturbed today. Senior police officers are threatening to frame me in 300 criminal cases if I open my mouth against the ruling party. They asked me not to support the investigation, or I would have to face dire consequences,” Khan told The Indian Express.

A former member of the TMC minority cell, Khan was said to be close to party general secretary Mukul Roy. However, following CBI’s raid at his residence in connection with the Saradha chit fund scam, he quit the party after claiming it to be”not clean” and floated his own organisation.

Khan has been summoned by the CBI twice for interrogation. He has reportedly given several documents to the CBI related to the scam.

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He said police told him that Khan would become another Kunal Ghosh, the suspended TMC MP who was arrested after he spoke against party leaders in November and is in jail since then.“I have been receiving threats from political persons,” Khan said.

First published on: 08-10-2014 at 00:32 IST
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