New Delhi: The alleged suicide of senior officer Gaurav Dutt, has started a new row in West Bengal as the retired Kolkata Cop blamed CM Mamata Banerjee for his extreme step in his alleged ‘suicide note’ that went viral on social media platforms. In the suicide note, Dutt, who died on February 19, accused Banerjee of abetting his suicide by keeping him on ‘compulsory waiting’ — a punitive step when an officer is not given a posting — and for withholding his dues after he retired on December 31, 2018. Also Read - BJP’s West Bengal Poll Campaign Film Enacts Rape Scene, Report Sought After Video Goes Viral
“Present CM WB has victimised me for 10 years and went all out to demoralise me due to her single-minded vendetta against me for reasons best known to her. This vindictiveness of CM is unparalleled. She has a strong inhuman quality to use and discard IPS officers. If one can’t live with honour it is better to die with honour,”Dutt said in his note. Also Read - West Bengal Latest News: Debendra Nath Ray, BJP MLA Found Hanging in His Home, Family Calls it 'Murder'
Reacting sharply to this, BJP leader and Banerjee’s former aide Mukul Roy demanded her arrest and said that there should be a CBI probe into the case. “This is for the first time in the history of West Bengal that a senior IPS officer committed suicide and blamed the government or a party leader,” Roy said. He also urged the IPS association to take up the cause of Dutt. Also Read - West Bengal Containment Zones: Find Full List of COVID Hotspots in Kolkata, Howrah, North 24 Parganas, Hooghly, Purulia, South 24 Parganas Here
BJP national secretary Rahul Sinha also said that he would urge the Union home ministry to conduct a thorough probe on why the state government dragged the departmental inquiry against Dutt for 10 years. “He was a victim of political vendetta, probably because he could not become a yes-man like many of his colleagues,” a leading daily quoted Sinha as saying
Earlier on Tuesday, his wife was left shocked when she recovered Dutt’s body in a pool of blood at his Salt Lake home. His wrists were slit. He was immediately rushed to the hospital but failed to survive.
Meanwhile, the state government is tight-lipped about the incident. Reports claimed that Dutt was suspended after the wife of a constable complained that he had tortured her husband because he had refused the officer’s sexual advances. Earlier in 2012, Dutt had faced disciplinary action for alleged financial irregularities.