It is not a secret anymore that the democracy is under serious threat in Mamata Banerjee’s West Bengal. From welcoming the Rohingyas from Bangladesh to attacking the BJP karyakarthas, West Bengal has attained a dangerous point.
And now the Supreme Court has stated “Something very serious happening in West Bengal”. While hearing a petition that claimed that the customs officials were harassed at Kolkata Airport while inspecting a luggage that allegedly smuggled kilograms of gold in it. The luggage belonged to Mamata Banerjee’s nephew’s wife.
The Supreme Court bench that was headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi stated “Someone has drawn our attention to something very very serious. We don’t know yet whose claim is bona fide but we would like to go into the root of the matter”.
When Congress leader and senior advocate Abhishek M Singhvi tried to argue that everything is fine and the petitioner has no locus standi to file he plea, the bench slammed him saying “We cannot ignore what is going on in West Bengal. If require we can ourselves take suo motu cognizance of the events and get to the bottom of the issue”.
This massive controversy broke out when Abhishek Banerjee’s wife Rujira Banerjee was caught with gold on 16th of March. Abhishek Banerjee , who is 32 years old, is a Lok Sabha Member of Parliament and Mamata Banerjee’s nephew.
When the customs officials questioned her after she was caught with gold that was worth over Rs 68 crore, she called her husband and then the Kolkata police arrived at the spot only to have a scuffle with the customs officials.
What was even more shocking is that Rujira Banerjee filed a complaint against the customs officials under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code, including for harassing her, wrongful restraint and criminal intimidation. Is it the price to pay for doing one’s duty honestly in Mamata Banerjee’s West Bengal?