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7 CBI officials resign after being asked to go to Bengal for a case

05, Feb 2019 By Sandeep Kadian

New Delhi: Attrition rate in Central Bureau of Investigation has suddenly shot up this week. As many as 7 CBI Officers resigned today after they were ordered to go to Kolkata to investigate a case. The concerned officers requested their superiors to send someone else but once that request was rejected, they mailed in their resignation letters.

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CBI and Bengal Police are at loggerheads these days after Bengal Police arrested another CBI team that had gone to Kolkata to investigate chit-fund scams. With the political drama over that incident still being enacted, the other CBI officers are playing it safe and avoiding any assignment in hostile territory.

Speaking to Faking News on the condition of anonymity, one CBI officer said, “We clearly told our superiors that we are ready to go anywhere in India except Bengal but they insisted on sending us there for a case. I even volunteered to go to Pakistan on a RAW assignment instead but they didn’t budge and said I got the short stick this time so I have to go to Kolkata. Once they made it clear, I resigned. Jaan hai to jahaan hai.”

“We always had apprehensions about an assignment in Bengal but now after last week’s incident, only a fool will go there. Facing criminals is fine but how to face local Police and worse, the political drama. We aren’t trained in politics and it can become very overwhelming so better to avoid it by resigning. I still have age on my side so will prepare for a bank PO exam or something”, the officer added.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was arrested by Bengal Police earlier today after he entered Kolkata without taking prior approval of Mamata Banerjee.