West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Monday (November 9) reiterated that the state police and administration must be “politically neutral”.

Taking to his Twitter handle, Mr Dhankar said, “My alerts to politically motivated public servants @MamataOfficial have been partially impactful as some are still in defiance, unmindful that such misconduct has serious career & criminal consequences. They must heed 'Be you ever so high, the law is always above you!' and amend."

 

"Police and Administration @MamataOfficial must be 'political neutral'. Must adhere @IASassociation @IPS_Association AIS (Conduct) Rules, 1968. Every member of the Service shall at all times maintain 'political neutrality'. Outrageous departures spell serious consequences," he said in another Twitter post. 

 

The governor said the only "escape route" for violators is to dump the political hat and serve as per law.

Cautioning public servants that political alignment is “illegal and criminal wrong”, the governor said it is time to “flush out” extra constitutional authorities and illegal intruders from corridors of power to protect democracy.