Who is the Republic Bangla journalist accused of kidnapping, extortion, and impersonating a CBI officer?
The detective department of the Kolkata police is on the lookout for a Republic Bangla journalist who allegedly impersonated a CBI officer, kidnapped a businessman, and extorted Rs 15 lakh as ransom before releasing him.
The journalist, Avishek Sengupta, has worked at Republic Bangla as a principal correspondent since its launch earlier this year. He previously worked for TV channels like Onkar News, Bangla Bharat and Calcutta News. According to Republic, Sengupta was on probation….
A senior employee at Calcutta News said Sengupta had been asked to resign after the channels had received “allegations of extortion” against Sengupta from multiple sources…. The police on Thursday arrested Sengupta from Siliguri in north Bengal along with another of his alleged accomplices, Swarup Ghosh, who is also a resident of Kolkata….