A team from the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has tracked down an apartment and bank accounts of an alleged Manipuri terrorist in the city.
The apartment sleuths claimed was bought by Hemant Sharma, allegedly a member of the banned People’s Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak (PREPAK), is off Prince Anwar Shah Road.
“We came to know that Hemant had invested several lakhs in Calcutta and kept a huge sum in his bank accounts with city branches of various private banks. He had bought the entire third floor of a residential building for more than Rs 1 crore two years ago,” said a member of the NIA team from Delhi, headed by an officer of the superintendent of police rank.
An officer of the agency, which deals with terrorist activities across the country, said Hemant had opened at least six bank accounts in Calcutta.
“We froze the accounts which had around Rs 30 lakh,” the official said.
“During interrogation, he (Hemant) said he felt Calcutta was the closest city where he could invest his money undetected. The vigil on the cities in the Northeast, he said, was too tight,” said another officer of the central agency.