‘We are investigating Ponzi scams under the directions of the Supreme Court’: CBI
West Bengal

‘We are investigating Ponzi scams under the directions of the Supreme Court’: CBI

Agency News

Kolkata, Feb 4 : CBI Joint Director Pankaj Srivastava has said that Rajeev Kumar was not cooperating with the CBI in connection with two Ponzi scams.

"We did not need any court order to go to police commissioner's residence. We are investigating under the directions of the Supreme Court," he said. Meanwhile, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has called for a rally in every part of the state to protest the BJP's "target attack" on West Bengal.

“I thank every one of you who have come here today braving the
cold weather. I request all you to please go back to your homes.
Organise protest rallies in a peaceful and democratic manner. DO NOT
pay heed to provocations: @MamataOfficial at SaveIndiaSaveDemocracy dharna,” Ms Banerjee tweeted.

“ Organise rallies tomorrow between 2-4 PM in every block of the
State. Wear black badges and carry black flags to register your protest. We are not afraid. If he wants to impose President’s Rule, we will see. We have to ensure Modi is ousted from power in 2019,” she said.

Ms Banerjee continues her ‘Save the Constitution’ dharna with her supporters at Metro Channel, over the ongoing CBI issue. She is sitting there since 9pm. Ms Banerjee said her struggle will continue till “the situation is resolved.

Meanwhile, DMK chief MK Stalin in a tweet said, "The independence
of every institution has been compromised under this fascist BJP Government adding that he is going to stand with Mamata Banerjee in
"her fight to protect the federal structure of this country and to
save democracy."

Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray has tweeted
in support of Mamata Banerjee. “We applaud and support the stand taken by Mamta Banerjee against the autocracy and tyranny of the Central government. The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena firmly stands behind her and the fight against this tyranny,” Mr Thackeray said.

However, CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury in a tweet massage said, “Corruption cases against TMC govt in chit fund scam have been public for years but Modi govt chose to stay quiet as top mastermind of the scam joined BJP. It does a drama to act now, after 5 years, and TMC leadership responds by staging a drama to protect its corrupt.”

In an another tweet, Mr Yechury said, “This drama in Kolkata by BJP and TMC is not a fight for any principle but only to save their corrupt and hide their corruption. CPI(M) has fought both these undemocratic, corrupt, communal and dictatorial regimes in the Centre and the state and will continue to do so.” (UNI)