KOLKATA: Expressing concern over agitation by TMC staff outdoors the CBI workplace right here and elsewhere in West Bengal after the arrest of two ministers and others within the Narada sting case, Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Monday alleged that there’s “total lawlessness and anarchy” within the state and the police and administration are in “silence” mode.
The governor urged chief minister Mamata Banerjee to comprise the “explosive situation” and requested her to weigh the “repercussions of such lawlessness and failure of constitutional mechanism”.
He additionally accused the state administration of permitting the “situation to drift” and “not taking any tangible action” in opposition to the agitators.
Taking to Twitter, Dhankhar mentioned, “Message @MamataOfficial Total lawlessness & anarchy. Police and administration in silence mode. Hope you realize repercussions of such lawlessness and failure of constitutional mechanism. Time to reflect and contain this explosive situation that is worsening minute by minute.”
Hundreds of TMC supporters launched a protest outdoors the CBI workplace right here and threw water bottles and stones on the central power personnel who barricaded the CGO Complex in Nizam Palace the place the central company’s workplace is positioned.
Holding social gathering flags and shouting slogans in opposition to Dhankhar, a gaggle of TMC activists demonstrated outdoors the 2 gates of Raj Bhawan right here.
“Invited consideration @MamataOfficial on channels and in public area I discover arson and pelting of stones at CBI workplace. Pathetic that Kolkata Police and West Bengal Police are simply onlookers. Appeal to you to behave and restore regulation and order,” the governor mentioned.
He requested the federal government and the state police to take all steps to keep up regulation and order.
“Concerned at alarming situation. Call upon @MamataOfficial to follow constitutional norms & rule of law. Sad- situation is being allowed to drift with no tangible action by authorities,” Dhankhar mentioned on the microblogging web site.
The central company on Monday morning arrested state ministers Firhad Hakim, Subrata Mukherjee, TMC MLA Madan Mitra in addition to former minister Sovan Chatterjee in reference to the Narada sting case during which politicians have been purportedly caught taking cash on digital camera.
The motion comes because the central probe company is more likely to file its chargesheet within the case, officers mentioned.
Dhankhar had just lately granted sanction to prosecute all of the 4 leaders, following which the CBI finalised its chargesheet and moved to arrest them.
The sting operation was purportedly carried out by Mathew Samuel of Narada TV information channel in 2014 whereby some folks resembling TMC ministers, MPs and MLAs have been allegedly seen receiving cash from representatives of a fictitious firm in lieu of favours.
The tapes have been made public simply earlier than the 2016 meeting elections in West Bengal.
The Calcutta excessive courtroom had ordered a CBI probe into the sting operation in March, 2017.