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Centre Acts Towards 2 Kolkata Senior Cops For Tarnishing Governor’s Workplace

Centre Acts Against 2 Kolkata Senior Cops For 'Tarnishing' Governor's Office

CV Ananda Bose’s report was submitted to the Residence Minister in late June (File)


The Union Residence Ministry has initiated disciplinary motion towards Kolkata Police Commissioner Vineet Goyal and a DCP for allegedly maligning the workplace of the West Bengal Governor by selling and spreading canards, a central authorities official stated.

The Union ministry motion got here after Governor CV Ananda Bose submitted a report back to it relating to Vineet Goyal and Kolkata Police Deputy Commissioner (DCP) Central Indira Mukherjee, alleging that they had been “functioning in a fashion which is totally unbecoming of a public servant”, he stated.

CV Ananda Bose’s report, submitted to the Residence Minister in late June, highlighted points similar to Kolkata Law enforcement officials stopping victims of post-poll violence from assembly the Governor regardless of his permission.

“The Union Residence Ministry has initiated disciplinary motion towards the IPS officers based mostly on an in depth report by Mr Bose,” the official instructed PTI. Copies of the letter had been despatched to the state authorities on July 4.

The Governor additionally accused different law enforcement officials, posted on the Raj Bhavan, of selling and inspiring concocted allegations by a girl worker throughout April-Could 2024, the official added.

“These IPS officers via their acts haven’t solely tarnished the workplace of the Governor but additionally functioned in a fashion which is totally unbecoming of a public servant. They’ve conveniently chosen to disregard the Conduct Guidelines,” he added.

In his report, CV Ananda Bose talked about Kolkata Police’s alleged new observe of issuing identification playing cards to Raj Bhavan workers and frisking them upon entry and exit, regardless of objections from the Governor’s workplace.

“Stopping a delegation of victims of violence from numerous elements of West Bengal, accompanied by Chief of Opposition Suvendu Adhikari, from assembly Mr Bose and subsequently detaining them is an affront to the Constitutional authority of the Governor,” the official stated.

The official famous that it was troubling that the victims needed to transfer court docket to fulfill the Governor.

Referring to the Kolkata Police’s “whole silence” on CV Ananda Bose’s June 13 directive to take away the police contingent from Raj Bhavan, the official stated, “it was seen as defying orders”.

“Since mid-June, Kolkata Police posted at Raj Bhavan unilaterally arrange a ‘safety mechanism’ with out the Governor’s data and consent, successfully inserting your entire institution beneath ‘arrest’ and ‘watch’,” he stated.

CV Ananda Bose’s report additionally talked about {that a} preliminary inner inquiry discovered allegations of sexual molestation towards him by a former Raj Bhavan worker to be a part of a “pre-written script.” “Kolkata Police Commissioner and Indira Mukherjee shaped a Particular Investigation Group (SIT) with uncommon velocity and continued media briefings to create a misunderstanding that the Governor might face felony proceedings,” the report stated.

The report additionally alleged that Vineet Goyal and Mukherjee had been instrumental in selling one other ‘criticism’ from January 2023.

“It was reported that Kolkata Police registered a ‘zero FIR’ at an area police station and transferred the case to New Delhi. On June 17, 2024, the alleged complainant publicly stated she had nothing towards the Governor and wished to withdraw it. Nonetheless, Kolkata Police didn’t enable her to take action,” the official stated.

CV Ananda Bose had written to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee requesting motion towards Vineet Goyal and Indira Mukherjee, however no steps had been taken, nor was there any communication from her workplace.

CV Ananda Bose additionally referred to his latest go to to Siliguri to fulfill victims of Chopra violence, questioning the conduct of some officers within the state.

“Their conduct will not be per the All India Providers guidelines and protocol manuals. The state authorities was duly knowledgeable. Nonetheless, in flagrant violation of protocol, the Darjeeling DM and Siliguri Police Commissioner didn’t name on the Governor. Sadly, this was not a one-off incident. There have been a number of related circumstances of such lapses prior to now,” he stated.

When contacted, Vineet Goyal stated he had no details about the Union Residence Ministry’s motion.

“I’ve no details about this. If something has come, it should have gone to the state authorities,” Vineet Goyal instructed PTI.

Indira Mukherjee echoed Vineet Goyal’s assertion, saying she had not obtained any details about the matter.

Calls to state Residence Secretary Nandini Chakraborty went unanswered.

(Apart from the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV workers and is printed from a syndicated feed.)

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