Rahul Sinha asked to appear before PHQ in Lalbazar today
The city police have asked Rahul Sinha, former state BJP president and the present National Secretary of the party, to appear before police headquarter in Lalbazar on Wednesday. The senior officials of the Special Branch (SB) of the city police will interrogate Sinha in connection with his allegation where he said that two police personnel from the SB had offered him bribe.
In last week Sinha alleged that two police personnel visited his office and offered him bribe for following which an assistant sub-inspector and a constable of the SB were suspended on the charges of attempting to give bribe Sinha. Departmental inquiry had also been initiated against the duo.
The state BJP leaders tried to encash upon the incident especially before the assembly elections as they thought that it give them some political mileage.
The party had created much flutter and demanded the removal of the Kolkata Police Commissioner as they said that the police commission must owe the responsibility of the incident. Amit Shah, national BJP president during his visit to the city also threw some weight behind the state BJP as he also demanded the removal of the police commissioner.
It was learnt that the investigating officers will ask Sinha to give a detail account of the incident that had happened that day.
The two police personnels who had been suspended following the incident were Subhashis Roy Chowdhury, an ASI with SB and a constable Aminul Rahaman. After the incident police however claimed that the duo went to BJP’s headquarter to meet Sinha who however claimed that they offered him money to help them to transit cows across the border to Bangladesh. Deputy Commissioner of the Central division started an inquiry into the incident.
While being asked by the media whether they had offered bribe to Sinha, the accused had told that everything will come to light with the passing of time.