Chennai: Tamil Nadu’s ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) on Monday gave a guarded response to the standoff between the West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee and BJP-led Centre, saying the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has the power to probe but it "has to adopt a certain framework for that".
Senior AIADMK leader and Tamil Nadu fisheries minister D Jayakumar said the CBI was doing its job to bring out the 'truth'.
In a dramatic development on Sunday, Banerjee began a sit-in protest in Kolkata after a CBI team made a failed bid to question city police commissioner Rajeev Kumar in connection with chit fund scam cases.
On Monday, Jayakumar said, "Whatever it be, the CBI has power... (it can) probe anyone, enquire anyone. They are doing their job." However, the central agency has to "adopt a certain framework for that," he told reporters.
"Whether they did it or not, it will emerge only in the court, and there are provisions in the Constitution for everyone. If everyone functions within that framework of authority, there is no problem. Whoever violates it, it is wrong," Jayakumar added.

However, the CBI, whose move to enter the house of the Kolkata police chief and question him triggered the mega row, went to the Supreme Court, which will hear the evidence against Kumar on February 5.

With PTI Inputs