Kolkata cops confront CBI: Mamata praises ‘missing’ police commissioner

Kolkata cops confront CBI: Mamata praises ‘missing’ police commissioner

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New Delhi/Kolkata, Feb 3: As the top Kolkata cop Rajeev Kumar is being wanted by the CBI over chit fund scam for 'questioning' a big row has surfaced as the central probe agency is unable to track the police commissioner.

"This is an absurd kind of situation where a police commissioner goes into hiding. This can happen only in Mamata Banerjee's rule," Union Minister and BJP MP from Asansol Babul Supriyo told a private TV channel.

Reports said Rajeev Kumar was wanted for questioning in several Ponzi scams that had surfaced in the state a few years ago.

There have been reports of confrontation between Kolkata police and the CBI.

"The Kolkata Police Commissioner is among the best in the world. His integrity, bravery and honesty are unquestioned. He is working 24x7, and was on leave for only one day recently. When you spread lies, the lies will always remain lies," West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee tweeted.

"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," she wrote.

The Union Minister for his part further said: "I don't understand why the police commissioner is absconding". (UNI)