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MAMATA BANERJEE GEARS UP FOR AAP’S MEGA RALLY

ANM News Desk: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee arrived in Delhi on Tuesday night to take part in a mega opposition rally called by the AAP at Jantar Mantar today.

The Trinamool Congress supremo will also visit Parliament and participate in an official event in the city.

Banerjee will address the Aam Aadmi Party’s ‘Tanashahi Hatao, Desh Bachao’ rally at Jantar Mantar on Wednesday.

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FIRST PHASE OF CBI QUESTIONING OF RAJEEV TO BE OVER ON WEDNESDAY, POLICE CHIEF EXPECTED TO RETURN HOME

Our Correspondent, Delhi and Shillong: Finally the first phase of CBI questioning of Kolkata police chief Rajeev Kumar is expected to be over by Wednesday. Sources close to CBI officials connected with investigations claimed that Rajeev has been called for another round of questioning tomorrow morning and then he will be allowed to return to Kolkata to prepare a few answers. If things going according to schedule police chief will return to Kolkata on Wednesday evening. ANM News have reliably learnt that Rajeev Kumar has sought time from the CBI for answers and documented information on few issues concerning the Saradha probe. Director CBI, Rishi Shukla personally monitored the case from Delhi and reviewed the progress of questioning of the police commissioner. CBI officers in Delhi claimed that Kumar can be called once again in the second phase if required.
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Ignored by Modi, lapped up by Mamata

Avijit Nandi Majumdar,Editor-in-Chief : The former special secretary internal security, in the union ministry of home affairs, Rina Mitra has been appointed as principal advisor, internal security, by Mamata Banerjee government. Even couple of weeks earlier she was in the run for the top job of CBI. Unfortunately, she retired a couple of days before the meeting to select the new CBI director took place. The 1983 batch Madya Pradesh Cadre IPS was livid about being ignored. She told her close circles that it was a conspiracy to keep her out of contention. West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee was quick to take the cue. Mitra is an experienced hand having served in the CBI as well as other central agencies. More importantly, she and her late husband John Mitra are both MP cadre IPS officers. Interestingly current CBI director Rishi Shukla is also a MP cadre IPS officer and so is the current joint director East, Pankaj Srivastava, spearheading investigations into the Saradha and Narada scams. “I am very happy and looking forward to join as soon as possible,” Mitra told ANM News over phone from Delhi. Incidentally, Surajit Kar Purakayastha the State Security Advisor (SSA) is 1985 batch IPS of West Bengal cadre. Rina Mitra is well known in the state police circles being related to former police commissioner Sujoy Chakraborty and former director general of police, Naparajit Mukherjee. Her son-in-law is a serving IAS officer in the state.

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RAJEEV REFUSES TO TAKE BLAME. CLAIM PROBE IS A TEAMWORK: CBI

From Our Correspondents, Delhi and Shillong: Kolkata police Chief Rajeev Kumar has refused to take the blame for any lapses in investigations in the saradha chit fund case. According to CBI insiders, a much mellowed Kumar claimed that as head of special Investigation team overseeing the Saradha chit fund case, he was supervising the probe while a team of officers were interrogating the accused and carrying out day to day investigations. For the second day director CBI Rishi Kumar Shukla personally monitored the progress of Kolkata police commissioner’s grilling and exchanged views with his officers. Sources close to CBI director mentioned that Kumar admitted to a few “missing links” in investigations but claimed that he is not responsible for it. According to CBI officials, Rajeev mentioned names of his senior officers and juniors who were connected with the investigations or supervised the SIT. ANM News have been told by CBI officials that names of four serving IPS officers and two retired IPS officers have surfaced during the course of questioning of the police commissioner. In the meantime former TMC MP Kunal Ghosh has also been questioned and then made to sit face to face in a room with the police commissioner. Ghosh had made some very serious allegations of damaging of evidences against Kumar. The grilling of Kumar will continue tomorrow, CBI officials mentioned.

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Businessman accuses WB minister of “extra-marital interest” in his wife: breaking his family

By A staff Reporter,ANM News:West Bengal food minister Jyotipriya Mullick is in eye of the storm with a businessman Sanjay Agarwal filing a complaint against him for allegedly having an “extra marital interest” in his wife Amrita Singh. In his complaint Agarwal accused Mullick of  breaking his family and forcing them into a divorce. According to Agarwal’s complaint, a copy of which is with ANM News, TMC leader Jyotipriya Mullick began to take a liking for his wife and started calling her at odd hours. He also began to visit the couple’s Lake Town apartment and allegedly developed romantic feelings towards her. Agarwal claimed that Mullick even took his wife to watch movies and visited Amrita at the hospital when the couple had their baby. Agarwal claimed in the letter that when he confronted Mullick, his associates threatened him with dire consequences. ANM News tried to contact Jyotipriya Mullick several times but could not reach him. Petropol police told ANM News that they are looking into the issue but so far there has not been any progress in probe against the minister on basis of the complaint..

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CBI grills Rajeev Kumar: Questioning might go on for next few days

From Our Correspondent, Delhi,ANM News:CBI has confronted Kolkata police commissioner Rajeev Kumar with evidences that Bidhanagar police and Kolkata police had collected information on the manner in which Sudipta Sen, managing director of Saradha group of companies had collected money and spent it on politicians, bureaucrats, Chartered Accountants, club officials and police officers to legalise his illegal operations. CBI sources indicated that questioning will continue till late Saturday evening and there are chances that it might spill over next few days.  Rajeev was taken to CBI office where he was questioned in two phases. His lawyer Biswajit Deb and Kolkata Police officers accompanying him DC, STF, Muralidhar Sharma and Additonal CP headquarters, Javed Shamim were asked to sit in a separate room.

A special CBI team who had done their homework in Delhi, flew to Shillong to question the 1989 batch IPS officer. ANM News sources in CBI headquarters in Delhi mentioned that sleuths had generated questions based on recorded statements of Saradha accused Debjani Mukherjee, Arvind Chouhan, Saradha accountant Pradyut Chatterjee and many others who had been interrogated over the last few years. ANM News have learnt that CBI director Rishi Kumar Shukla personally monitored the progress. Sources close to Director CBI mentioned that Kumar was questioned on documents and a laptop which was provided to Bidhannagar police during the initial round of probe by state Special Investigation Team probing the Saradha chit fund case. Rajeev Kumar as the then police chief of Bidhannagar was heading the SIT.
Sources close to Director CBI, Shukla mentioned that Kumar initially non committal began to co-operate towards the evening.
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CENTRE TO TAKE ACTION AGAINST 5 SENIOR OFFICIALS AMID CBI VS. KP STANDOFF

ANM News Desk: The Centre is likely to take action against five senior police officers of West Bengal, including DGP Virendra Kumar, for taking part in the dharna of CM Mamata Banerjee.

This may also include stripping off meritorious awards and removing the officers from the list of seniority. A similar action is also expected against Kolkata CP Rajeev Kumar.

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NO LET UP IN CBI PRESSURE ON CHIT FUND CASE: NOTICE TO BE SENT TO A SENIOR TMC MINISTER SHORTLY

Avijit Nandi Majumdar, Editor-in-Chief: CBI move to interrogate Kolkata police commissioner Rajeev Kumar is just the beginning as the central agency is shortly sending notice to a senior minister in the Bengal cabinet who is also party strongman of East Midnapur district to interrogate him for his role in the chit fund scam. Highly placed sources in the CBI told ANM News that they have gathered documents and evidences against the minister and will send him notice. Sources indicated that CBI director Rishi Shukla was closeted in a series of meetings with Joint Director East Pankaj Srivastava and other senior CBI officers in Delhi.

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TENSE BUT CONFIDENT RAJEEV KUMAR INAUGURATES KOLKATA POLICE SPORTS MEET

Avijit Nandi Majumdar, Editor-in-Chief: In the midst of controversies in Kolkata, the Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar came, sat down and went through the routine for the Kolkata Police Sports Meet. He looked relaxed and his body language showed no tension at the moment. He avoided the media, and left immediately after the meet but then, he definitely had the CBI controversy in the back of his mind. The entire Kolkata Police top brass was there for the Annual Sports Meet. He took the parade as the Police Chief of Kolkata, but didn’t speak. Traditionally, Kolkata Police Chief addresses the force  and the participants but he avoided that completely and left soon after declaring the meet open.

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CBI ACCUSES THREE IPS OFFICERS OF KOLKATA POLICE OF “MISBEHAVIOR” IN CP HOUSE FIASCO: PUSHES FOR ACTION AGAINST THEM

Avijit Nandi Majumdar, Editor-in-Chief: The battle of attrition between CBI and Kolkata police if far from over with the central investigative agency listing IPS officers who had obstructed CBI officers  when they had gone to the residence of city police commissioner Rajeev Kumar in connection with the Saradha chit fund case. Speaking exclusively to ANM News over phone from Delhi, a senior CBI officer who has been drafted into the case over night claimed that a senior IPS officer attached to STF, Kolkata police, an additional DCP attached to headquarters and a divisional DCP has been named by CBI to have “misbehaved” with the officers of the central agency. CBI has sought punishment of these officers under All India Service conduct rules. Sources indicated that CBI might file an FIR and initiate criminal proceedings and legal action against these IPS officers.