New Delhi: In the wake of BJP leader Juhi Chowdhury's arrest in a child trafficking racket in West Bengal and the accused Chandana Chakraborty, who ran a child care home in north Bengal, alleging that Chowdhury approached party national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya and state women's wing president Roopa Ganguly to “resolve some issues” about her shelter home, Vijayvargiya on Wednesday cast aspersions on police action and called for a central agency probe.
"Under the Mamata Banerjee government, the police function as a political party. Police stations have been rendered as party offices and officers function as cadre of the (ruling Trinamool Congress)," said Vijayvargiya.
Citing the earlier arrest of Bharatiya Janata Party's Bengal unit vice-president Jayprakash Majumdar for extorting money from job seekers, Vijayvargiya said the Trinamool was using the arrest as a weapon to demoralise the BJP in the state.
"I have no trust in the police investigation. In pursuance of a conspiracy, one after the other, leaders of our party are being falsely implicated and arrested. We do not trust this (Bengal) government nor the police," he said.
"They can go to any extent. We would like to see the matter being probed by a central agency," said Vijayvargiya, asserting that the party will take action if anyone of its members was involved in the racket.
Meanwhile, Ganguly has accused Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of trying to frame her. CNN-News 18 reported that Ganguly said, "I am being framed by Trinamool Congress. I am not concerned at all as I have done nothing wrong. Mamata is trying to malign my image and I will take legal action."
Chowdhury, who was on the run for the past few days after her name was linked to the case of trafficking of 17 children, was arrested on Tuesday night in Darjeeling district of West Bengal. She was remanded to 12 days in CBI custody on Wednesday.
With inputs from agencies
Updated Date: Mar 01, 2017 18:43 PM