On Wednesday, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that the Ministry of Home Affairs has not sent any notice to the state government for taking disciplinary action against Rajeev Kumar, the Chief of Kolkata Police for allegedly breaking service conduct rules.

Ms. Banerjee stated to the reporters at the state secretariat that if the chief secretary or home secretary receives any notice from the CBI they will surely reply to it.

Ms. Banerjee was asked by the reporters that if the MHA has sent any notice to the state government to take steps against Rajeev Kumar for allegedly breaking the rules of the All India Service (Conduct) Rules that he had attended the Trinamool Congress Chief at Kolkata.

To the query, Ms. Banerjee replied that “No such letter was received till this afternoon. At a meeting to discuss the business summit tomorrow, I asked the chief secretary and home secretary whether they had received any such letter. They said no.”

On being asked how the contents of the particular letter became a part of a media she said, “I don’t know.”

On Tuesday Mamata Banerjee had declined the charges of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) that the Kolkata Police Chief had participated in her dharna and said that he never went to the dharna.

Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar’s house was visited by the CBI but the state police prevented the members of the CBI by detaining them to a local police station. After that, Ms. Banerjee called a sit-in protest for three days against the Center while the CBI accused the police chief of destroying evidence against him over the Saradha chit fund scam in the state.

She called off her dharna on Tuesday evening after the Supreme Court forbade the CBI from taking any coercive action against Kumar but to neutrally question him to cooperate the CBI in the case.

 

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