After Army, Mamata raps Centre over CRPF deployment for I-T raids

Mamata Banerjee demanded that the decision to deploy CRPF teams with raiding IT teams be immediately revoked.

Published: 24th December 2016 03:19 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th December 2016 03:19 AM   |  A+A-


West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. | (File|PTI)

By Express News Service

KOLKATA: After arm-wrestling with the Centre over deployment of the Army near the secretariat here without prior permission, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday wrote a letter to the Home Minister against the deployment of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel with Income Tax teams, also without prior consent.

In an official letter copied to all the 28 other Chief Ministers of the country, the anti-demonetisation crusader and TMC supremo termed the deployment of 15 CRPF personnel with every raiding IT team for their 'security' as 'unconstitutional, illegal and against all principles of cooperative federalism'.

Claiming that no communication was sent to the state, she invoked the seventh schedule of the constitution, reminding that 'public order' and 'police' are under the state list and that central police can be deployed only when requested by the state government.

She demanded that the decision to deploy CRPF teams with raiding IT teams be immediately revoked.


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