I do not support the dharna tactics of Mamata Banerjee. The drama that was unfolded since yesterday evening could have been avoided by the CBI itself much earlier. It is really very unfortunate that a CM of the state is on a dharna along with the police personnel at the heart of the city. We all are aware of the political tussle between the TMC and the NDA government at the centre and after the 'mahagatbandhan' rally organised by the TMC, where most of the opposition leaders were present, the confrontation took a new turn.
The Saradha scam was surfaced in 2013, and thereafter many more ponzi scams came to light. Investors of all those chit fund companies lost all their deposits and it was a huge loss. To find out all conspiracies and political nexus, the Supreme Court handed over the case to the CBI in 2014. A few heavyweights were arrested and later released and the probe was moving at a slow pace.
There are allegations of noncooperation from the Kolkata Police by the CBI and they have summoned many officials earlier also but a few never cooperated with them on various grounds. Now, let me be very specific in this regard. This is a Supreme Court-monitored probe and the allegations of noncooperation and destruction of evidence by the Kolkata Police is doing the rounds for more than a year. What prevented the CBI from appealing to the court regarding this noncooperation and destruction f evidence earlier? They could have easily got the order if everything was there in place.
A few years ago the top court termed CBI a 'caged parrot'. I think it still is. When the institution itself is mired in posting and corruption related controversies and every now and then the apex court had to give directions to fix its house, it is understood the control of the organization, the CBI, is not in its own hand.
There is no chance of imposition of the central rule here and things will start to clear up after the hearing of the case in the apex court tomorrow.
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