Mamata Banerjee

The agency directed all the 10 officials to report to the Joint Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation in Kolkata. It also said the orders were taken after the approval from the CBI Director.

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday ended what she termed as (Save the Constitution) dharna, which she started on Sunday after CBI officials tried to enter Kolkata Commissioner's house.

West Bengal has been in a state of tumult and turmoil since Sunday evening, when a CBI team reached Kolkata to investigate the city’s top cop in connection with Saradha scam and Rose valley chit fund scams.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday flew to Jharkhand’s Bokaro and then traveled to Purulia in West Bengal by road.

Leaders of various Opposition parties met at NCP chief Sharad Pawar's residence in Delhi yesterday and discussed their joint strategy to take on the ruling BJP on various issues, including what they say is a misuse of CBI by the Centre.

“What is happening? A police commissioner is sitting on a dharna with politicians? What does it mean? By sitting on a dharna, West Bengal chief minister is following the footsteps of Arvind Kejriwal,” Union law minister said.

The Supreme Court has decided to hear the CBI's plea alleging contempt against Kolkata Police officers on Tuesday. The agency moved top court today, alleging destruction of evidence related to Saradha chit fund scam case. 

After CBI-Kolkata police showdown that led to arrest of five CBI officials by police on Sunday, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee sat on a protest saying Narendra Modi government is trying to destroy the federal structure of India.

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet approved the appointment of Shukla as the new CBI director for a period of two years from the date of assumption of charge of the office.

The detention of the team by the local police perplexed the agency top brass here as the CBI does not have any full time chief to take call in such politically sensitive matters.