Dhanbad, July 21: The police on Thursday made simultaneous raids on houses, offices, factory and other locations of jailed News 11 Bharat head Arup Chatterjee and notorious coal trader Manager Ray in extortion and blackmailing case.
After releasing a search warrant, the court also deployed a magistrate for raids.
While a special police team of Dhanbad under Ranchi cyber deputy superintendent of police (DSP) Saurav Lakra raided News 11 Bharat office at Ranchi, four separate teams under senior police officers conducted raids on the house, offices and coal factories of Manager Ray.
Both Arup Chatterjee and Manager Ray have been in Dhanbad jail in connection of demanding extortion and blackmailing of a coal trader Rakesh Kumar who had lodged an FIR against them in Govindpur police station June 27.
Arup Chatterjee was arrested from Ranchi on July 18 while police picked up Manager Ray from a hotel in Bengal under Barakar OP near the Jharkhand border on July 19.
The senior police official said that different teams comprising officer-in-charge of Govindpur police station Umesh Prasad Singh, Nirsa police station officer-in-charge Dilip Kumar Yadav, circle officer of Gyarahkund block are conducting searching papers in Mugma based house and coal factory of Manager Ray from early morning.
The SDPO of Nirsa Pitamber Singh Kherwar refused to share information regarding seizures in raids.