Tripura govt removes SIT chief

Tripura govt removes SIT chief


Tripura govt removes SIT chief


Agartala:  Soon after serving notice to Social Welfare, Science, Technology and Environment Minister Bijita Nath by CBI, Chief Minister Manik Sarkar removed Inspector General of Police (Intelligence) K V Sreejesh from the Special Investigation Team (SIT), constituted by the High Court of Tripura to investigate the cases of Non Banking Financial Companies (NBFC). Sreejesh was replaced by his junior Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Uttam Majumdar without informing the high court, which triggered serious reaction in state police as well as among the political parties. According to report, the chief minister removed him from heading SIT at night on the day when Bijita Nath had received CBI notice. The investigation of NBFC cases was progressing well and by that time several immovable property of some companies was confiscated besides arrests of some accused involved in fraudulent activities, police said. Report claimed that the SIT headed by Sreejesh had got some clues of the involvement of some top political leaders of the ruling party including ministers in NBFC cases especially with Rose Valley and the state government suspected that CBI might have got some inputs from SIT. “Though the investigation of SIT was very satisfactory, Chief Minister Sarkar and his cabinet colleagues were not happy with Sreejesh because he was not influenced by any quarter during the investigation. Moreover, Sreejesh is not manageable and at any level if he is being asked by CBI for information. Sarkar wanted his man in the SIT and as a result, most illegally IG has been replaced by DIG without consent of high Court, alleged Congress legislator Ratan Lal Nath. Trinamool Congress, BJP, IPFT and INPT have also criticised the government for such decision at the beginning of CBI enquiry. They also stated that the matter will be taken up with high court.

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