Mamta Banerjee on Dharna. SC to Hear CBI Plea Tomorrow Seeks Proof against Kolkata Top Cop.

Vishal Chauhan, 04/02/2019
Mamta Banerjee on Dharna. SC to Hear CBI Plea Tomorrow Seeks Proof against Kolkata Top Cop.

CJI Ranjan Gogoi has said the Supreme Court will hear the matter tomorrowafter the CBI approached the apex court seeking directions to Kolkata PoliceCommissioner Rajeev Kumar to cooperate with the investigation in Saradha chitfund case.

The top court asked CBI to bring proof against Kumar after Solicitor GeneralTushar Mehta, appearing for CBI said that the Kolkata Police Commissioner wasdestroying evidence in Sardha case.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee sat on an overnight 'Save theConstitution' dharna at Kolkata's Metro Channel late from Sunday, 3 February,along with Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar as the state plunged intoan unprecedented crisis.

This came after a CBI team came to the Kolkata police chief's residence toquestion him in connection with ponzi scam cases, but was detained by the statepolice. The team was later released.

Congress President Rahul Gandhi and several other Opposition leaders onSunday extended their full support to Mamata.


  • SC has asked CBI to bring evidence against Rajeev Kumar when it hears the matter tomorrow
  • Mamata likely to hold meetings at dharna spot before going to Assembly to present Budget
  • CRPF units are at the CBI regional office at CGO Complex in Kolkata

SC To Hear Matter Tomorrow, Seeks Evidence against Rajeev Kumar

SC will hear the matter tomorrow, says CJI Gogoi. He has asked CBI to show proof against Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar after the investigating agency said that he was destroying electronic evidence.

CBI Office Was Under Siege, Says Solicitor General

"The CBI office was under siege" says Solictor General Tushar Mehta.

Supreme Court Bench Presided by CJI Ranjan Gogoi Hears Case

The CJI now hearing the mentioning by Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, who is representing the CBI

Kolkata Police Chief Created Hurdles in Investigation: CBI in Court

CBI in its petition has said that Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar was summoned multiple times but failed to cooperate and created hurdles in the investigation, reports news agency.

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta to Represent CBI in Court

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta will be representing the CBI in the case while Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi will represent the West Bengal government. The matter will be mentioned before Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi and his court at 10:30 am.

CBI has filed an application asking court to direct West Bengal government to co-operate.

AAP Rajya Sabha MP Gives Notice for Discussion on 'Misuse of CBI'

AAP MP Sanjay Singh has given notice in Rajya Sabha under rule 267 for suspension of business, demanding discussion on 'misuse of CBI', reports news agency ANI.

Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar Leaves Dharna Site

Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar has left the dharna site after meeting Mamata this morning.

TMC Supporters Stage Protest in Parts of WB

Trinamool Congress supporters have blocked roads and staging protests in Tarkeshwar, Gangajalghati and Chinsurah on West Bengal,

Will Draft Action Plan for Nationwide Movement: Chandrababu Naidu

“We will hold discussions with Opposition party leaders in Delhi today and draft an action plan on a nationwide movement,” news agency ANI quotes Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu.

Naidu also said TDP MPs will strongly protest along with other Opposition leaders today.

Mamata Continues Dharna on Monday Morning

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee continues dharna over CBI issue after a short break early morning. She sat on dharna at Metro channel in Kolkata all through Sunday night.

CBI to Seek SC Order Directing WB Govt to 'Co-operate'

Sources suggest CBI will file an interlocutory application in Supreme Court around 10.30 am seeking direction to WB Govt ‘to cooperate’ with chit fund scam probe and not to impede the probe.

A contempt petition against WB police has also been reportedly drafted and sent to Attorney General KK Venugopal’s office for necessary approval.

Once approved, a separate contempt petition will also be filed, say sources.

Mamata Banerjee Sits on Dharna All Night

Mamata at the dharna spot on Monday morning. She has been sitting on a dharna since Sunday night.

Mamata at the dharna spot on Monday morning. She has been sitting on a dharna since Sunday night.(Photo: ANI)

BJP Delegation to Meet Election Commission on Bengal Issue

BJP high level delegation including Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Bhupendra Yadav will meet Election Commission on Monday, 4 February on the West Bengal issue.

Kolkata Police chief Rajeev Kumar skipped a meeting with the Election Commission officials last week, stating that he was on a casual leave.

Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy Supports Mamata

Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy tweeted to pledge support to Mamta Banerjee, terming the happenings as ‘attack on state's federal rights’

Mamata Might Go To Assembly for Budget

Reports suggest Mamata will convene pre-budget meetings at the dharna spot before heading to the Assembly to present the Budget.

Have Gathered Information Chief Secy and DGP: West Bengal Guv

West Bengal Governor KN Tripathy said that he has gathered information about the situation from Chief Secretary and DGP of the state. He also said that the CBI has not yet sought an appointment with him.

TMC Supporters Assemble At Mamata's Dharna Spot

Visuals from near Metro Channel where West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee isholding her ‘Save the Constitution’ Dharna over the ongoing CBI issue.

Will Continue Satyagraha Till Country is Saved: Mamta Banerjee, 8 Hours Into Protest

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who began a sit-in protest over the CBI's attempt to question the Kolkata Police chief in connection with chit fund scams, said on Monday she will continue her "Satyagraha" till the country and its Constitution are "saved".

The chief minister skipped meals and remained awake the entire night on a makeshift dais along with some senior ministers and party members.

"This is a Satyagraha and I'll continue till the country is saved," Banerjee told reporters who accompanied her at the place of dharna.

TMC Calls for Protest Rallies across WB on Monday

As the Chief Minister’s ‘Save the Democracy’ dharna continued post midnight on Sunday, the TMC tweeted out her call for protest rallies to be organised in a “peaceful and democratic manner” across the state, between 2-4 pm on Monday, 4 February.

They also asked those protesting to carry black badges and black flags to "register their protest”.

Late Night Visuals From Mamata's 'Dharna'

CM Mamata Banerjee’s ‘Save the Constitution’ dharna at Metro channel, which began at 9 pm, continued overnight as floodlights lit the venue and preparations are underway for the Assembly session on Monday, 4 February.

Latest visuals from Mamata’s dharna.

Latest visuals from Mamata’s dharna.

TMC Workers Hold 'Rail Roko' Protests at Rishra, Midnapore

TMC workers held several ‘rail roko’ protests in different parts of West Bengal, including Rishra town and Midnapore district.