5 top WB cops likely to face punitive action for joining Mamata’s dharna

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 08 Feb 2019 09:23:14


 

NEW DELHI,

Their meritorious awards may be stripped off and they may be removed from the list of seniority

THE Centre is likely to take punitive action against five senior police officers of West Bengal, including DGP Virendra Kumar, for taking part in the dharna of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, officials said. This may include stripping off meritorious awards and removing the officers from the list of seniority.


A similar action is also expected against Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar. The Union Home Ministry has sought action against Rajeev Kumar for sitting at the dharna of Banerjee. The Central Government has taken a dim view of serving officers of uniformed forces allegedly taking part in sit-in protests and dharnas of the Chief Minister in Kolkata on February 4, a Home Ministry official said. Besides DGP Virendra Kumar, the four other officers under the radar of the Ministry are ADG-Security Vineet Kumar Goyal, ADG-Law and Order Anuj Sharma, Commissioner of Police (Bidhan Nagar) Gyanwant Singh, Additional Commissioner of Kolkata Police Supratim Sarkar.
The action which the Central Government is contemplating against the “delinquent” five officers include withdrawing medals or decorations which were conferred on them for meritorious services and removal from their names from empanelled (seniority) list and banning them for certain period from serving in the Central Government, the official said. The Home Ministry is also believed to have asked the West Bengal Government to take action against them for alleged violation of All India Service Rules.


CBI sends more officers to Kolkata: THE CBI has attached ten officers from its Delhi, Bhopal and Lucknow units to its Kolkata office, which is probing the chit-fund scam cases, till February 20 to provide additional manpower during questioning of some high profile suspects, including Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar, officials said.


A team of Superintendent of Police or SP Jagroop S Gusinha from its Special Unit in New Delhi accompanied by Additional SP V M Mittal, Surendra Kumar Malik, Chander Deep, Deputy SPs Atul Hajela, Alok Kumar Sahi and P K Srivastava, Inspectors Hari Shankar Chand, Ritesh Danhi and Surajit Das will camp in Kolkata, an official order said.

 

CBI to question Rajeev Kumar on Feb 9

NEW DELHI,

KOLKATA Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar will be questioned by CBI in Shillong on February 9 in connection with the multi-crore Saradha chit-fund scam, officials said on Thursday, two days after the Supreme Court directed him to ‘faithfully’ cooperate with the investigation. The CBI wants to question Kumar, a 1989-batch IPS officer, as he was heading the SIT formed by West Bengal Government to probe Saradha and other similar ponzi scheme cases, they said.


The CBI has attached 10 officers from its Delhi, Bhopal and Lucknow units to its Kolkata office, which is probing the chit-fund scam cases, till February 20 to provide additional manpower during questioning of high-profile suspects, including the Kolkata police chief.


A team led by SP Jagroop S Gusinha from special unit in New Delhi will camp in Kolkata, an official order said.
The SC on Tuesday directed Kolkata Police Commissioner Kumar to appear before the CBI and ‘faithfully’ cooperate into the investigation of cases related to the Saradha chit-fund scam, but made it clear he will not be arrested.