CBI vs Mamata: West Bengal Governor submits report to Home Minister

West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi on Monday sent a report to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on the prevailing situation in West Bengal in the wake of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s dharna.

Mamata is staging the dharna against the CBI’s attempt to grill Kolkata Police chief Rajeev Kumar.

Rajnath had called up Tripathi on Sunday to take stock of the situation after a CBI team, which went to Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar’s residence in the city to question him in connection with Sharda Chit Fund scam was denied permission and were detained by Kolkata police officers.

According to the sources, the Special Investigation Branch (SIB) submitted its findings to Tripathi, after which he compiled the report.

The Governor also held discussions with state Chief Secretary Malay De and other officials.

Mamata Banerjee has been sitting on a dharna since yesterday against alleged misuse of the CBI by Modi government and to save the constitution.