STATE VS CENTRAL

By Swastika Paul:– The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) claimed on Saturday that Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar, a 1989 batch IPS officer is aimed at locating “crucial evidence” linked to the larger conspiracy behind the ‘Saradha’ and ‘Rose Valley Ponzi’ scams. Rajeev Kumar investigated the Saradha and Rose Valley chit fund cases in which several members of Mamata Banerjee’s party have been charged or arrested. The CBI alleges that the police chief had not responded to its repeated summons over the past two years; he had also skipped an Election Commission meeting on poll preparations, spurring talk about Mr Kumar “absconding”. “Crucial evidence was not handed over. We want to take the investigation further. We are looking into the larger conspiracy connected to the chit fund scams” said Pankaj Srivastav, CBI Joint Director in Kolkata.

Around 40 CBI officers arrived at the Kolkata police commissioner’s home last evening, alleged the state’s ruling Trinamool Congress, adding that they tried to question him without warrant. The agency says the West Bengal government is trying to block investigations ordered by the Supreme Court. Mamata Banerjee held a press meet last evening at Rajeev Kumar’s home and alleged a “complete constitutional breakdown”. She lashed out at the centre for misusing the central agencies and demanded to know how they could come to a police commissioner’s home ‘without a warrant’.  For protesting it further Mamata Banerjee called of Dharna and rally from all blocks and areas of West Bengal. She had got an overwhelmed support from all opposite parties in Central Government

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