Kolkata, 17th December: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee expressed outraged over Union Home Ministry Central deputation orders issued for the three West Bengal IPS officers who were on duty during the attack on Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president J.P. Nadda's convoy at Diamond Harbour, in South 24 Paraganas.
The CM took to Twitter and called the move as "blatant misuse of emergency provision of IPS Cadre Rule 1954."
The Chief Minister stated that she feels this as a show of strength and nothing but a deliberate attempt to encroach upon State’s jurisdiction.
"This act is nothing but a deliberate attempt to encroach upon State’s jurisdiction & demoralize the serving officers in WB. This move, particularly before the elections is against the basic tenets of the federal structure. It's unconstitutional & completely unacceptable," Banerjee twitted.
In her last tweet, Banerjee asserted that the state will not allow the centre's brazen attempts to control the State machinery by proxy. "West Bengal is not going to cow-down in front of expansionist & undemocratic forces," Banerjee wrote.
As per the directives, three police officers of West Bengal have been issued Central postings on charges of negligence under IPS Cadre Rule 6 (1). In this context, Bholanath Pandey has been posted as SP in Bureau of Police Research and Development for four years, Praveen Tripathi sent to the post of DIG in Sashastra Seema Bal for five years and Rajeev Mishra will be posted as IG in Indo-Tibetan Border Police for five years.