Mamata Trying To Protect Corrupt Officer: Yogi

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Purulia: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday launched a sharp attack on his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee saying that she is trying to protect a “corrupt officer” in the Sarada chit fund scam case. He said the fact Mamata Banerjee went to the “home of corrupt officer” shows that there is “much more hidden” in the scam case.

Addressing a public rally at Purulia in the state, Yogi Adityanath said, “The chief minister is trying to protect a corrupt officer in the case Sarada chit fund scam…Now, the Supreme Court has paved the way for proper investigation.”

Yogi also took a dig at Banerjee over her sit-in that she launched on Sunday night to protest CBI action against Kolkata police commissioner Rajeev Kumar in the chit fund scam case. Banerjee called the CBI action as “political vendetta” by the Narendra Modi government against its opponents.

The CBI action saw a bitter tussle between the central agency and the Kolkata police and the visiting officials were allegedly detained at a police station. The unusual face-off also saw Banerjee visiting the home of Rajeev Kumar to express solidarity with her state police force.

Yogi slammed Banerjee for visiting the Kolkata police commissioner’s home. He said, “Why did you sit in the home of a corrupt officer. This means there is much more hidden in the Sarada chit fund.”

Earlier, Yogi reached Purulia through Jharkhand by road. The BJP claimed that the Mamata Banerjee government denied permission for the landing of Yogi’s chopper at Purulia.