KOLKATA: The West Bengal CID today arrested another police officer, considered close to former IPS officer Bharati Ghosh, in connection with alleged misconduct and extortion from civilians, an official of the investigating agency said.
Sub-inspector Pradip Rath of Paschim Medinipur district was arrested by the CID in connection with a case relating to misappropriation of Rs 45 lakhs from one businessman in the district, he said.
The SI was named in the FIR lodged by the person in his complaint that some police personnel had forcefully taken money from him last year, the official said.
The CID had also earlier arrested two police officers Inspector Subhankar De and SI Chitta Pal.
Pal was OC of Ghatal police station and De was circle inspector there.
An arrest warrant against Ghosh has been issued by the investigating agency, which had raided residences of the former IPS officer and the two police officers.
Gold jewellery, documents and a large sum of cash were seized from the residences of Ghosh.
Police carried out the raid following a court order, after a person complained that some police personnel had forcefully taken money from him last year, the official said.
Ghosh, who was the West Midnapore SP, resigned from the service after she was transferred to a less significant post - the commandant of the third battalion of the state armed police - in late December last year.