Moral Victory for CBI, says BJP on SC order

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The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday described ‘moral victory’ for the CBI after the Supreme court order directing Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar to make himself available before the investigation agency.

The Supreme Court said Kumar would appear before the CBI in Shillong, Meghalaya. However, the court said no coercive steps, including the arrest of Kumar would take place during the course of the investigation.

Senior BJP leader and Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad welcomed the order and said it is a setback to the Mamata Banerjee government and a victory for the CBI.

Mamata Banerjee has been on dharna since Sunday after the CBI tried to question Kolkata’s police commissioner Rajeev Kumar in connection with chit fund scams.