After the Sandeshkhali attack on ED officials on January 5 in West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas district, the Director in charge of the Enforcement Directorate, Rahul Navin, arrived in Kolkata to take stock of the situation on Tuesday.
It is learned from sources that Navin arrived at the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata after Monday midnight.
Meetings With Top Official Of Federal Agencies
The following day, he held scheduled meetings with top officials of the agency and allied federal organizations in Kolkata to decide the next course of action. The Enforcement Directorate acting director Rahul Navin held a three-hour-long meeting at the agency’s state headquarters that was attended by senior ED officers, an SP of the National Investigation Agency, a senior BSF officer, IGs of the Central Industrial Security Force, Central Reserve Police Force and Sashastra Seema Bal and head of the investigation wing of the Income Tax department.
Sources said the acting director has set the guidelines on the next legal moves to be adopted in the wake of its findings that the state police had diluted the seriousness of the charges in the case related to the attack on its officials on January 5.
Meetings With The Governor, At Raj Bhavan
The acting director also met the Governor, CV Ananda Bose, at Raj Bhavan during his visit to Kolkata.
Notably, earlier the ED had issued a strongly worded statement on this count accusing the local Nazat Police Station of registering an FIR incorporating mainly the clauses related to bailable and non-scheduled offences.
The arrival of the ED director in Kolkata immediately after that is being viewed as extremely crucial. The local Trinamool Congress legislator from Sandeshkhali Sukumar Mahata has made a media statement claiming that Shahjahan, the alleged perpetrator of the assault by local people on ED officials will not escape.