The Trinamool Congress is disappointed with the central agencies, including the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Directorate of Enforcement (ED), which are investigating the West Bengal cases.
Abhishek Banerjee, national general secretary of the TMC, on Saturday criticized central agencies for investigating for the slightest reason. He made indirect references to the BJP government at the Center as he addressed a gathering of the party’s business wing in Haldia, South Bengal.
Banerjee alleged that ED tried to harass him by calling him in Delhi twice for questioning him in connection with an investigation. The development gave no political return and instead the BJP lost two of its MPs to TMC.
He also claimed that about 1% of people in the justice system are opting for the CBI for investigations in the least circumstances while murder cases are on hold.
In recent months, several major investigations in the state have been assigned to the CBI. From the killings at Bogtui in Birbhum district to investigating irregularities in recruitment at state-subsidized schools, the CBI has many high-profile cases to solve in West Bengal. Several politicians, including senior officials from the ruling TMC, are under the agency’s scanner.
Mamata Banerjee’s party has repeatedly alleged that the BJP abuses the agencies for its political intentions. Trinamool chief Mamata Banerjee recently said central agencies should be made autonomous.