CBI Vs Kolkata Police: Security Tightened In & Around Esplanade

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  • Kolkata Police senior officers say on condition of anonymity that security is being tightened in and around Esplanade since Mamata Banerjee will be frequently visiting the spot.
  • Raj Thackeray tweets: We applaud and support the stand taken by Mamta Banerjee against the autocracy and tyranny of the Central government. The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena firmly stands behind her and the fight against this tyranny.
  • Mamata Banerjee tweets: Organise rallies tomorrow between 2-4 PM in every block of the State. Wear black badges and carry black flags to register your protest. We are not afraid. If he wants to impose President’s Rule, we will see. We have to ensure Modi is ousted from power in 2019
  • On stage with Mamata Banerjee is MLA Mahua Moitra and four women leaders and ministers. The men have left the stage. Trinamool workers are still shouting slogans. Mamata picks up the chordless microphone and says, “Please stop it now and go home.” She appears annoyed.
  • Mamata says she won’t have dinner although party workers got some food. Right now a makeshift enclosure is being set up on the stage by some young men so that she may have some privacy.
  • This drama in Kolkata by BJP and TMC is not a fight for any principle but only to save their corrupt and hide their corruption. CPI(M) has fought both these undemocratic, corrupt, communal and dictatorial regimes in the Centre and the state and will continue to do so, says Sitaram Yechury.
  • Trinamool workers stage road blockade at Siuri in Birbhum district and in Bankura town in the dead of the night.
  • Independence of every institution has been compromised under fascist BJP Government: MK Stalin
  • Hooghly: TMC workers stage a ‘rail roko protest’ in Rishra over the ongoing CBI issue
  • PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti tweets: In solidarity with Mamata. History stands testament to how JK has faced the wrath of central agencies. Its disheartening to see how institutions are being hijacked only to discredit political opponents . Doesn’t bode well for the Centre – State relationship.

  • A Bhattacharya, Secy Home Affairs, W Bengal writes to state EC: He has clarified that he (Kolkata Police Commissioner) was absent from meeting on 31 Jan as he had applied for casual leave for personal reasons, he intended no offence or disrespect to Election Commission of India.
  • CBI will move SC on Monday morning against WestBengal police for detaining CBI officials who were carrying out probe into chit fund scam as directed by the apex court
  • Rahul Gandhi speaks to Mamata Banerjee over phone, says he is with West Bengal Chief Minister: Sources
  • West Bengal: TMC workers stage a protest in Asansol over the ongoing CBI issue.
  • “We have full confidence in the judiciary, media and the people”: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee
  • Have requested CRPF to secure CBI offices in Kolkata as these are crucial documents: Interim CBI chief.
  • Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) seeks time from West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi to discuss the ongoing issue.
  • Detaining CBI officials is unconstitutional: GVL Narasimha Rao
  • Mamata Banerjee govt making mockery of democracy, constitutional propriety, says BJP
  • Kolkata Police chief RajeevKumar instrumental in causing destruction of evidence: M Nageshwar Rao
  • Tomorrow proceedings in state assembly will take place where I will hold a meeting. This dharna means satyagraha.
  • I’m shocked learning about CBI rushing to arrest the police commissioner & subsequent developments in West Bengal. India had faced similar kind of unconstitutional methods during emergency, the situation is similar to that of emergency: HD Deve Gowda
  • Bengal govt not cooperating with CBI indicates their guilt: Jitendra Singh
  • All five CBI officers that were detained by police at Shakespeare Sarani police station in Kolkata have been released, reports news agency ANI
  • Ratna Chatterjee (wife of former mayor Sovan Chatterjee) sits along with Mamata and her ministers at the dharna
  • CRPF deployed at CBI office
  • We are contacting our senior law officers about the Kolkata incident. Whatever they suggest will be followed: Interim CBI chief M Nageshwar Rao
  • Stage is being set-up where Mamata could sit in dharna and stage protest.
  • CBI to move SC against TMC Govt
  • Derek O’Brien, TMC: Amit Shah and Narendra Modi cannot fight TMC. They are resorting to political vendetta after what they saw in United India rally. BJP knows TMC slogan has arrived – ‘2019-BJP Finish’
  • I am going to stage a dharna to save the federal structure. From today I’m going to sit near the Metro Channel. Tomorrow proceedings in state assembly will take place where I will hold a meeting. This dharna means satyagraha.
  • Mamata Banerjee to go for an indefinite protest at Dharmatala Metro channel
  • You have to uproot Modi, else India cannot be saved: Mamata
  • I have been pressurised not to hold January 19 meeting of Opposition. We are victimised for holding that rally: Mamata
  • BJP is torturing Bengal. They are forcibly trying to destroy Bengal just because I did brigade rally. Yesterday you saw the language of PM where he threatened: Mamata
  • “Just because I organised a United India rally, they are doing all this. Amit Shah and PM Modi are doing all they can to target us,” says West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee
  • West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee addresses media after chairing a high-level meeting at the residence of Kolkata Police Commissioner
  • Kailash Vijayvargiya, BJP on 5 CBI officers detained by WB police: Democracy has ended in WB, CBI was investigating on orders of SC but they didn’t allow them. CBI officers were detained, this is the first time something like this has happened since independence, we condemn this.
  • CBI asks for Central forces
  • CBI officials being questioned by police, enquiring why are they here.
  • CBI may seek central forces
  • Police at CBI Joint director’s house, may arrest him as per media reports
  • Kolkata Mayor Firhad Hakim arrives at the residence of Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is also present there, a meeting is currently underway, reports news agency ANI.
  • Full CBI team taken to Shakespeare Sarani police station, 12 out of them have been attained.
  • Questions arising how 40-team CBI officials try to enter CP’s house without any prior information.
  • Maidan Police station officials reach Nizam Palace
  • Emergency meeting underway under the leadership of CM Mamata Banerjee at CP’s house, attended by police officials.
  • State-Centre clash reaches its height
  • Mamata continued in her tweet: The Kolkata Police Commissioner is among the best in the world. His integrity, bravery and honesty are unquestioned. He is working 24×7, and was on leave for only one day recently. When you spread lies, the lies will always remain lies
  • Mamata had tweeted in the morning: The highest levels of the BJP leadership are doing the worst kind of political vendetta. Not only are political parties their targets, they are misusing power to take control of the police and destroy all institutions. We condemn this 
  • ADG law and order reaches CP’s residence
  • An official of DSP rank detained
  • Huge number of police reaches CBI office
  • Chief minister Mamata Banerjee reaches CP’s house
  • Media personnel being moved from outside CP’s house
  • Top officials of Lalbazar at CP’s house
  • Traffic being averted at Loudon street
  • CBI officials taken away by police from CP’s house
  • CBI’s CGO Complex gheraoed
  • Barricade outside CP’s house
  • Main gate of Shakespeare police station closed
  • CBI officers being taken by police to Shakespeare Sarani
  • Kolkata Police and CBI have a scuffle outside CP’s house
  • KP CP was summoned four times over the chit fund scam