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BJP top brass pulls up Dilip Ghosh over his questioning CBI's impartiality

Ghosh had recently stirred a hornet's nest by claiming that some CBI officers were hand in glove with the ruling Trinamool Congress in West Bengal.

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Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Dilip Ghosh
BJP national vice-president Dilip Ghosh

The leadership cautioned the party's national vice-president over his recent remarks questioning CBI's impartiality and asked him to refrain from making such controversial remarks in future.

Ghosh had recently stirred a hornet's nest by claiming that some officers were hand in glove with the ruling Trinamool Congress in .

Continuing his tirade against the investigating agency, Ghosh on Monday wondered what action has taken in the post-poll violence in which he alleged around 60 workers were killed in after the Assembly elections last year.

"Yesterday, I got a call from our party's national president J P Nadda. He wanted to know why I made such a remark. I explained my position. I was asked not to make such comments in future," Ghosh told PTI on Tuesday.

Embarrassed by his remarks, the state unit, which swears by the impartiality of the CBI, had reported the matter to the party's top brass.

The state leadership had said that Ghosh made those remarks in his personal capacity and those are not the party's official position.

"Whatever has said, it is his viewpoint. We have nothing to say on it," BJP state president Sukanta Majumdar said.

On Sunday, Ghosh had said certain officers had a "setting" with the Trinamool Congress and because of this, the Finance Ministry had sent the ED to probe the corruption cases in and speed up investigations.

The CBI, which functions under the PMO, arrested TMC Birbhum district president Anubrata Mondal on August 11 for allegedly not cooperating with the agency in its probe into a cattle smuggling case. It has also made a number of arrests as part of its probe into the Bogtui killings in Birbhum district where a family was burnt alive in an apparent revenge attack in March this year.

Partha Chatterjee, the now suspended senior TMC leader, and his alleged close aide Arpita Mukherjee were arrested on July 23 by the ED in connection with the school recruitment scam.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Tue, August 23 2022. 23:22 IST