In an eight-second video clip, Rajeev Mishra, posted as an inspector general of police (western range) was seen standing with other officers. Vineet Goel, Inspector General in charge of the security of the Chief Minister was also there.
The opposition party in the state claimed several times earlier that the police force in Bengal is working for TMC. Dilip Ghosh, president of the BJP in Bengal said, the video clip proves that their allegation is not wrong.
Pankaj Dutta, a retired officer, takes a dig at Mishra, He said, Every policeman should follow All India Service Conduct Rules. He added, Mishra could salute the chief minister as she is the head of the constitutional body in the state, but touching Mamata’s feet in uniform is a violation of the rule and needs strict punishment.
In the past, Anuradha Lohia, vice-chancellor of Presidency University, attempted similar act at the 2015 convocation.