Unprecedented! Cops in Kolkata detain CBI team, take them to police station


In an unprecedented development, police in Kolkata on Sunday detained the CBI team that had reached the residence of Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar. The CBI team has now been taken to a police station, reported news agency ANI.

CBI team
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As reported by Janta Ka Reporter earlier, a CBI team comprising as many as 40 personnel had arrived in Kolkata outside the residence of Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar in connection with the Sharada chit fund and Rose Valley scam.

Soon after the CBI team arrived at Kumar’s residence, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee too arrived there. Banerjee, on Sunday had come to Kumar’s defence alleging that the Centre’s Narendra Modi government was acting in a vindictive manner against Kumar, who she said was the best top cop in the country.

In a series of tweets, Banerjee said, “The highest levels of the BJP leadership are doing the worst kind of political vendetta. Not only are political parties their targets, they are misusing power to take control of the police and destroy all institutions. We condemn this.”

Reacting to the face-off between West Bengal Police and the CBI, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted, “Modi ji has made a complete mockery of democracy and federal structure. Few years back, Modi ji captured Anti- Corruption Branch of Del govt by sending paramilitary forces. Now, this. Modi-Shah duo is a threat to India and its democracy. We strongly condemn this action.”

Earlier today, Trinamool MP Derek O’Brien had alleged an attempt at a constitutional coup by the Narendra Modi government in Bengal after the CBI team arrived at the residence of Kumar.

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