Arrest warrant issued against BJP leader
A Kolkata court has issued an arrest warrant against BJP leader Mukul Roy in connection with a case pertaining to the seizure of uncounted cash of Rs 80 lakh from a person last year.
The police sent multiple notices to Roy, asking him to appear as a witness, but Roy insisted on the police quizzing him in Delhi.
It all began when a person named Kalyan Raja was nabbed late last year from the Burrabaar area after he failed to give any documentation to explain why he was carrying cash of Rs 80 lakh. According to the police, Roy's name emerged during Raja's interrogation.
When informed of the development by the police, the Bankshall court judge used summons against Roy. However, he petitioned the Delhi High Court challenging the notice.
The warrant was issued after Roy reportedly ignored the third summon issued to him by the court. Meanwhile, Roy has claimed that the arrest warrant is "politically motivated".