CBI vs Kolkata Police: Opposition attacks Modi Govt


New Delhi, Feb 4: The opposition parties on Monday cornered the Narendra Modi government over the ongoing feud between the Central Bureau of Investigation and Kolkata Police. 

In an attempt to question Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar in connection with a ponzi scheme scam, the CBI officials visited the top cop’s official residence at Loudon Street on Sunday but they were stopped by city police personnel.

The drama intensified near Kumar’s residence around 7 pm, as three deputy commissioners of city police and some officers of the anti-rowdy section reached the spot.

The discussions between the city police officers and those from the CBI also triggered some scuffle, following which the local cops were seen bundling the probe agency men into three vehicles which headed for the Shakespeare police station.

Addressing media outside the Parliament, Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said “From the day Bharatiya Janta Party has come to power at the Centre, they have paid very less attention towards working for the country but towards eliminating opposition parties, this has been their focus for the past 5 years”.

“There is no other party more corrupt than the BJP”, he added.

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah stated ” Her (Mamata Banerjee) allegation is right. This country is in danger as its becoming dictatorial. They (Central govt) are not masters of this country, people are”.

Samajwadi Supremo Akhilesh Yadav accused the Modi government of trying to scare and intimidate the opposition by using government agencies like the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

“There was CBI row, the Centre was scared of a CBI director, now they are trying to scare everyone using CBI. Who has misused the institutions? If someone has politicised the institutions, it is BJP”,

“Besides West Bengal, such things have been heard from other states too. The BJP and Central government have started misusing the CBI as elections are approaching. Not only I, not only Samajwadi Party, but all political parties are saying this”, Yadav further stated.

Reacting to the issue, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said “Whatever the central government did in West Bengal is very dangerous, against constitution and democracy…Every state has an elected government, if Prime Minister Narendra Modi sends the CBI and the ED like this and try to scare the officers then this country will not be safe.


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