A “baul” singer has been captured for his asserted contribution in the burglary of Rabindranath Tagore’s Nobel Prize decoration in 2004, a CID officer said on Friday.
Pradip Bauri was grabbed by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) from his Ruppur town habitation in Birbhum locale not long ago, the authority said on state of obscurity.
Bauri would be taken to Gujarat for a narco investigation test and a court has given authorization for the same, he included. It was clear subsequent to addressing Bauri, who was kept for about two weeks by the CBI amid its examination concerning the case, that he knew about the whole scene and of those included in the burglary, he said.
Bauri, who was the gram panchayat pradhan of Ruppur from 1998 to 2003, had offered asylum to the guilty parties required in taking the award furthermore helped them escape the express, the officer said.
Taking after his cross examination, it has become exposed that a Bangladeshi national, Mohammed Hossain Shipul, was the driving force of the plot and two Europeans were additionally required in it, he included.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had said in August that if the state government was given the obligation, it could attempt to recover the Nobel emblem stolen from a historical center of Visva Bharati University.
The SIT which captured Bauri was framed from there on. It comprises of Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajiv Kumar, ADG of Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Rajesh Kumar and IG of CID (II) Javed Shamim.
The Nobel award and the reference, won by Tagore in 1913, were stolen from Visva Bharati University’s historical center.
The CBI had assumed control over the case before long, however neglected to recuperate it and shut the case in 2007.
Be that as it may, under political weight, the case was revived in 2008 and shut again in 2009.