Theblant missuse of power Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Thursday sent a fresh letter to the West Bengal government and DGP stating that they have failed to adhere to the rules and according to Section 6 (1) of IPS cadre rules – “in case of any disagreement , the center’s decision shall prevail ”. The MHA had earlier asked the West Bengal government to immediately release the three IPS officers for central deputation.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has reacted sharply to the fresh communication calling it “a colourable exercise of power and blatant misuse of emergency provision of IPS Cadre Rule 1954”.
In a series of tweets, Mamata Banerjee said, “This act is nothing but a deliberate attempt to encroach upon the state’s jurisdiction & demoralize the serving officers in WB. This move, particularly before the election is against the basic tenets of the federal structure. Speaking unconstitutional & completely unacceptable! “
“We will not allow this brazen attempt by the center to control the state machinery by proxy! West Bengal is not going to cow-down in front of expansionist & undemocratic forces, ”she wrote in another tweet.