Kolkata: An Eastern Coalfield official, who was accused in the coal smuggling case, died of cardiac arrest during the searches conducted by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) at his residences in West Bengal, as reported by India Today.
Dhananjay Roy, the Area Security Inspector at Eastern Coalfield Ltd in West Bengal’s Kunustoria area, complaint of chest pain when the agency was conducting raids at one of his premises in West Bengal’s Asansol.
As Roy was rushed to the hospital, doctors declared him brought dead and the reason they declared was cardiac arrest.
Roy was one of the accused in the case lodged by the CBI on Friday.
The CBI conducted searches on Saturday, at more than 45 locations in four states including West Bengal, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar in connection with the coal smuggling case.
Searches were also conducted in Kolkata, Asansol, 24 South Parganas, Durgapur, Raniganj, Burdwan and premises linked to prime suspect Anup Majhi.