In a much awaited judgement by the CJI led Supreme Court, the Ranjan Gogoi led bench has given interim protection to the Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar from getting arrested but have asked him to co-operate in the investigation.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who has been on ‘Satyagraha’ since last 3 days has welcomed the decision of the Supreme Court and has said that ‘it’s a win of democracy.’ Banerjee said, “It’s a moral victory. We have great respect for judiciary&all institutions. We are so grateful. We're so obliged.”
Nalin Kohli, senior lawyer and BJP leader has stated outside the court premises that “It has also been made clear by SC in its order that personal appearance, after filing of replies, of concerned officers may be required&it'll be communicated by Secy General of SC on 19 Feb,if such appearance is required on 20.”
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee: But what they started doing? They wanted to arrest him. They went to his house, on a secret operation, on Sunday, without any notice. That court said ‘no arrest’. We are so obliged. It will strengthen the morale of the officers. https://t.co/9Mkzxsuno2— ANI (@ANI) February 5, 2019
Kohli added that “CJI bench ordered that Rajeev Kumar would make himself available in the light of prayer of the application of CBI to join the investigation, make himself available & cooperate fully. The SC pointed out that no coercive steps would be taken.”
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee has added that “But what they started doing? They wanted to arrest him. They went to his house, on a secret operation, on Sunday, without any notice. That court said ‘no arrest’. We are so obliged. It will strengthen the morale of the officers.”
Now, it would be interesting to see how the evidences are taken up by the Supreme Court and in next hearing, when Rajeev Kumar has to be present, what all developments take place.
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee on SC will direct the Police Commissioner, Kolkata to make himself available&fully cooperate: Rajeev Kumar never said he'll not be available. He said we want to meet at mutual place,if you want to ask for any clarification, you can come & we can sit pic.twitter.com/5gLZ4lBi2o— ANI (@ANI) February 5, 2019