SC verdict on Kolkata Police chief is a 'moral victory': BJP
New Delhi : Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday termed Supreme Court's decision to not arrest Kolkata Police Chief Rajeev Kumar, instead asking him to co-operate fully, a moral victory for the Central Bureau of Investigations (CBI) official.
“This order was given by the Supreme Court to investigate the conspiracy angle and also the money laundering angle. This investigation must be done in a fair manner. Let's not politicise it. This is a great moral victory for CBI,” said Ravi Shankar Prasad.
He also attacked West Bengal government and other political parties for staying silent over the issue of Saradha Chit Fund scam, saying it was a 'huge loot' of the money of the small investors.
“Today we have to ask larger questions on behalf of the party. Lakhs of small investors were cheated and looted of their money. Is it not our moral obligation for an investigation? Why is Mamata Banerjee silent on this? Why are the other political parties silent on this?” asked Prasad.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed police commissioner Rajeev Kumar to appear before the CBI officials in Shillong with all evidences he have related to the Saradha Chit Fund scam.
The case will next be heard on February 20.