Prohibitory orders have reportedly been imposed in Faridabad district adjoining the national capital as a precautionary measure. The authorities have also suspended internet and SMS services in Sonipat, Jhajjar and Palwal districts.
The investigation, published on the opposition figure's blog with an accompanying two-hour YouTube video recorded before his return to Russia, claims the property cost $1.35 billion and was paid for "with the largest bribe in history".
On January 3, a US drone strike in Iraq killed Qassem Soleimani, leader of the Revolutionary Guards’ Quds Force, whom Washington accused of masterminding attacks by Iran-aligned militias on US forces.
If Adhikari shares the dais with Banerjee, all confusions over his political stand is likely to get cleared. However, if he is found missing, speculations over his ties with the ruling camp in Bengal will continue.
Among the cases being withdrawn is one against Law Minister JC Madhuswamy and Tourism Minister CT Ravi, who were charged under IPC sections after a fight between students of two communities in Mysuru in November 2015.
Mud embankments in the Sundarban delta were breached as the surge whipped up by the cyclone inundated several kilometres of the Island. With sea water entering agricultural land, more 2 lakh farmers could be hit.
Reacting to allegations of bribes being sought for getting people out of quarantine, a senior BBMP official said if the complaints were verified, strict action would be taken against those found guilty.