CBI vs Mamata Banerjee : SC to hear CBI’s plea on today

On Monday, the CBI filed a contempt plea in the  Supreme Court on against West Bengal Chief Secretary, Director General of Police and Kolkata Police Commissioner for wilful and deliberate violation of the apex court orders.

Supreme Court said,  officers who were detained by the Kolkata Police on Sunday night have been released. The court will now hear the CBI’s plea on Tuesday morning.
Showdown between Kolkata Police and the CBI started yesterday when the federal anti-corruption agency’s team reached the residence of city police commissioner Rajeev Kumar.  For same Solicitor General Tushar Mehta has moved the Supreme Court on behalf of the CBI, replying to plea for urgent hearing, the Supreme Court questioned the urgency, saying the officers who were detained by the Kolkata Police on Sunday night have been released. The court will now hear the CBI’s plea on Tuesday morning.

Supreme Court  will hear the pleas filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) against Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar and West Bengal government for alleged non-cooperation in a case connected with Saradha chit fund scam.

A three-judge SC bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justice Deepak Gupta and Justice Sanjiv Khanna will hear the pleas. Meanwhile, Rajeev Kumar is said to have moved the Calcutta High Court against the issue.

A  Mamata Banerjee’s sit-in protest against CBI’s bid to question Kolkata police chief in chit fund scam cases entered the second day, with the West Bengal Chief Minister declaring her agitation to save the “Constitution and country” will go on and she was ready to face the consequences.

Virtually all opposition parties rallied behind Banerjee’s direct confrontation with the Modi government, even as the BJP called it an “alliance of corrupt” and Home Minister Rajnath Singh told Parliament that developments in West Bengal were indicative of a “breakdown of the Constitution”.

Trinamool workers took to streets burning effigies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah and blocked trains, while the BJP lined up its top leaders to step up the counter-offensive against Banerjee and other opposition leaders.

 

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