CBI on Sunday raided Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar’s residence in the evening over allegations of involvement in chit fund scams in the state.
Five CBI officers were detained by police outside Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar’s house. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has also reached Rajeev Kumar’s house.
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The Kolkata Police had sought a warrant from the CBI team and failure of which led to the adverse measures. Around five CBI officials have been detained, media reports said.
“This is a witch-hunt by the BJP government and Narendra Modi and Amit Shah. They (BJP) are using brute physical force to destabilise West Bengal. They have compromised on all ethics of politics,” Mamata Banerjee said. “Whenever an election comes close, the BJP does these antics around chit fund scams.”
The West Bengal chief minister also accused National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and said he acts as a puppet of PM Modi and the BJP.
“This is not a matter of the Trinamool Congress. It is the matter of the ‘chair’. Law and order is a state matter. One police commissioner is not a person but the head of an entire force. How can they get the audacity to enter the house of the police commissioner? This is a total constitutional breakdown,” Banerjee said.
“We respect central agencies. But this is unconstitutional. I am deeply hurt by this act. This is an attack on the federal structure of the country. I believe Rajeev Kumar is a man of honour and I am starting a dharna from this very moment,” the West Bengal CM said.
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