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'EC acting at behest of BJP,' says Mamata Banerjee after 4 Bengal officers transferred

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 6 April 2019, 17:24 IST
Mamata Banerjee and EC

As we enter into the last week ahead of the 2019 elections, the stringent political attacks have shot up and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee has taken a stung at the Election Commission, alleging that it is functioning at the behest of ‘BJP.’

The poll watchdog had earlier transferred four police officers due to the election season. Banerjee wrote a letter to the Commission and registered her complaint by stating that it was a “biased” decision.

The poll panel’s decision to remove the IPS officers is biased; it was taken at the behest of the BJP, and the EC changed good police officers but that will not affect us. If you can, replace me first,” said the Trinamool Congress chief.

Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee

The poll watchdog has ordered a transfer of Kolkata Police Commissioner, and Bidhannagar Commissioner along with two other officers and relieved them from all election-related duties.

Th EC notification read, “I am directed to state that the Commission has taken a review of the poll preparedness of the state of West Bengal. The Commission has decided to make following transfer/posting with immediate effect in respect of West Bengal.”

And as the CBI moved Supreme Court seeking an arrest of the ex top cop Rajeev Kumar, a senior CBI official had said, “We will appeal before the Supreme Court to remove the “no coercive action” clause against Rajeev Kumar. If a person has additional protection at times he or she doesn’t reveal things. It would be better if we question him in our custody.”

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First published: 6 April 2019, 17:24 IST