West Bengal: Mamta Banerjee taking a dig at CBI today questioned its efficiency in solving cases and described the investigation by the agency into Saradha Chit Fund scam as a ploy to save the real defaulters and use it to defame the States.
In an interview to a Bengali news channel, Mamta Banerjee said, “You can check the records, the success rate of CBI is very poor. CBI has been used by the party that is at the Centre to corner its political opponents by using malicious and pressure tactics.”
Mamta Banerjee’s statement comes in the context of the CBI and Enforcement Directorate zeroing in on the Saradha money trail and raids and interrogations of various influential persons making headlines every day.
“I think this investigation is moving in such a direction where this is being used to shield the real culprits. But if someone is thinking that by arresting some people they can a carry out malicious campaign against us then we will not tolerate that,” Banerjee said.
She also said that it is under the shadow of these central security and intelligence agencies that these chit funds have grown in the state.