Published On: Mon, Apr 4th, 2016

Plea seeking removal of Kolkata police chief under consideration: EC

New Delhi: Amid demands by opposition parties in West Bengal for removal of Kolkata police chief Rajeev Kumar, the Election Commission today said the issue is under its consideration and a decision in this regard will be conveyed at an appropriate time.

BJP and Congress had sought removal of   Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar alleging that he is closed to CM Mamata Banerjee.

BJP and Congress had sought removal of Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar alleging that he is closed to CM Mamata Banerjee.

BJP and Congress had recently moved the EC seeking removal of Kumar alleging that he is closed to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and accused him of “snooping” on opposition leaders, bureaucrats and journalists.

Responding to questions by reporters, Deputy Election Commissioner Sandeep Saxena said the issue is “under consideration” and it will be conveyed to the media by the Commission “at an appropriate time.”

Kumar was appointed as Kolkata Police Commissioner in January.

BJP had accused Kumar of carrying out a “failed” sting against one of their leaders.

PTI

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