New Delhi : The Home Ministry has taken a major decision on Saturday following the attack on the convoy of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president JP Nadda in West Bengal. The ministry has summoned three IPS officers from West Bengal on central deputation. “Three West Bengal IPS officers responsible for the security of BJP chief JP Nadda have been called by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to serve on central deputation,” Home Ministry officials said.
The Union Home Ministry on Friday asked West Bengal Chief Secretary Alapan Bandopadhyay and Director General of Police Virender to appear on December 14 to clarify the law and order situation in the state. At the same time, Governor Jagdeep Dhankar also sent his report to the Center in the backdrop of the attack on Nadda’s convoy in South 24 Parganas district on 10 December.
Three IPS officers from West Bengal have been called on central deputation for alleged lapse in security of BJP president JP Nadda: Government Sources
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Trinamool Congress attacked the central government for summoning Bengal officials to Delhi. Kalyan Banerjee, a senior Trinamool Congress MP, wrote to Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla, saying that calling West Bengal Chief Secretary and Director General of Police for the attack on BJP President JP Nadda’s convoy is motivated by politics. With this, he said that law and order is a state subject. Banerjee, the Chief Whip of the Trinamool Congress in the Lok Sabha, alleged that action was being taken to intimidate the state administration and summoned top officials at the behest of the Union Home Minister.
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar had strongly attacked Mamata Banerjee over her statement. He had said that the Chief Minister would have to follow the Constitution. She cannot separate from it. The law and order of the state is continuously deteriorating. He described the incidents of the attack as a blot on democracy. Mamata Banerjee should apologize for her statement regarding the attack on JP Nadda’s convoy. Governor Dhankhar on Thursday also expressed concern over the attack and said that the state administration failed to take action despite his warnings.
Stones were pelted on Thursday by BJP National President JP Nadda’s convoy in Diamond Harbor area while moving from Kolkata to South 24 Parganas district in West Bengal. In the incident of stone pelting, the car of the party’s national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya was vandalized. West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh had said, “During our visit to Diamond Harbor, Trinamool Congress supporters blocked the way and threw stones at Nadda’s vehicle and other vehicles. It shows the true color of the Trinamool Congress.”