Manna Dey moves court against nephew

Manna Dey
Manna Dey

KOLKATA: Eminent singer Manna Dey today moved the Calcutta High Court seeking a direction to the police to take steps against his nephew for allegedly siphoning off cash and jewellery from his bank locker here.

The 94-year-old singer, who lives in Bangalore, alleged that his nephew Tarit De had illegally taken Rs 12 lakh in cash as well as jewellery and a watch worth Rs 15 lakh from a bank locker.

De, who has been suffering from old age-related illnesses for quite sometime, claimed through his counsel before the court of Justice Sanjib Banerjee that a complaint was filed with the police a few months back, but the cops did not yet take any action in this regard.

Justice Banerjee directed the Kolkata Police to complete investigation in the matter within 10 weeks and file a charge sheet before the appropriate court within another four weeks.

It was claimed that the money and jewellery was fraudulently taken away from the locker of the Vivekananda Road branch of a nationalized bank.

The nephew has, however, claimed innocence in the matter and asserted that he had not committed any impropriety. -PTI

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