Published On: Sun, Apr 3rd, 2016

BJP demands removal of IPS officer SMH Meerza for ‘Narada’ sting

Kolkata: The BJP today demanded IPS officer SMH Meerza be suspended by the Election Commission as his name had figured in the Narada sting operation.

IPS officer SMH Meerza is in the centre of controversy after a 'sting operation' by Narada News showed he allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs. 5 lakh.

IPS officer SMH Meerza is in the centre of controversy after a ‘sting operation’ by Narada News showed he allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs. 5 lakh.

“We ask the Commission to order the suspension of the officer from police service or put him on compulsory wait during the poll process as he is an important officer having very close proximity to TMC leaders and can influence the poll process,” BJP national secretary and West Bengal in-charge Siddharth Nath Singh said.

He placed this demand before Sunil Gupta, Chief Electoral Officer, West Bengal, in a meeting today.

The party has also demanded removal of Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar for his alleged involvement in sending two Kolkata Police personnel to “bribe” BJP national secretary Rahul Sinha in return for helping smuggle out cows to Bangladesh.

“He is very influential and will also be intimidating the voters, as such once again we demand his immediate removal,” Singh said.

He expressed satisfaction over the security measures taken by the Election Commission for free, fair and peaceful conduct of elections beginning tomorrow.

Inputs with PTI

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