The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is considering the transfer of the Saradha case from Kolkata. The central IB’s Kolkata office has also sent a report to the Delhi headquarters regarding the lawlessness created by the Trinamool Congress during the production of the accused minister before the Alipore court on Saturday.
The unruly TMC and Madan Mitra supporters on Saturday blocked the main road to the court where Mitra was produced and the lawyers backed by Trinamool jointly prevented the CBI counsel to make his submission before the court.
The CBI’s special crime branch at Kolkata on Sunday reviewed the situation as the chaos at the court was seen as a serious threat to the security of the CBI personnel, CBI counsel as well as the arrested transport minister.
The CBI’s investigating officer of the Saradha Realty case, Phanibhusan Karan, submitted a detailed report to joint director Rajiv Singh. In that report, the Karan mentioned the deployment of inadequate police force and police inaction in dispersing mob from the court premises.
Senior Congress leader Abdul Mannan, who had appealed before the Supreme Court demanding CBI investigation into Saradha scam, also moved the apex court seeking direction for transfer of the case to some other state after the incident.
The CBI officers looked helpless and panicked at the time of taking out of the two accused near the court lock up on Saturday. “The minister and the accused lawyer could have hurt in the scuffle,” said a CBI officer.