New Delhi: The Ministry of Home Affairs has reportedly asked the West Bengal government to initiate disciplinary action against five police officers who took part in protests against the CBI in Kolkata earlier this week. It also reportedly plans to strip them of their medals in keeping with the All India Service Rules.
The centre may also remove the names of the officers from empanelled list and bar them from serving in the central government for a certain period.
The officers are West Bengal Director General Of Police Virendra, Additional Director General of Police Vineet Kumar Goyal, Additional general of Police (Law and Order) Anuj Sharma, Commissioner of Police (Bidhanagar Commissionerate) Gyanwant Singh, and Additional Commissioner of Police (Kolkata) Supratim Darkaar.
West Bengal Chief Minister Banerjee had launched a sit-in protest on February 4 against the CBI’s attempts to question Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar in connection with the Saradha and Rose Valley chit fund scams. She called it off her on Tuesday evening, after the Supreme Court forbade the CBI from taking any coercive action against the police officer, categorically stating that the he was not part of the agitation.
However, Ms Banerjee had said on Wednesday that she had received no request stipulating action against the police officers from the central government. “No such letter was received till this afternoon,” she said.