Officers and constables of the West Bengal and Kolkata Police are resorting to the shout to drown out the voice of the arrested Saradha scam accused and suspended Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh who has turned a "loose cannon" by firing salvos at his own party.

While the "novelty" of the police act has made Ghosh seek redressal from the Calcutta High Court, politicians, rights activists and civil society members are wondering if the cops, under the Mamata Banerjee regime, have found their role models in the dacoits of yore.

Disowned by his own party, Ghosh, behind bars since November 2013, has been dropping regular bombshells, raising the discomfort level of the ruling Trinamool, which finds itself increasingly cornered over the multi-crore rupee chit fund scam with as many as four of its frontline leaders already landing in jail.

The journalist-turned-politician, who had in the past tirelessly sung paeans about Banerjee and Trinamool as Saradha's media arm head, has now been using his regular court appearances to make damaging allegations against the leader and her associates - providing powerful ammunition to the opposition.

Having made a flurry of sensational claims ranging from "Banerjee is the biggest beneficiary of the Saradha scam" to calling for "CBI interrogation of the chief minister", Ghosh now finds his voice lost in the din of the policemen, who are even not loathe to banging on police vehicles and pushing, shoving and dragging the Rajya Sabha member to make him inaudible to the media.

"It may be unfathomable to see the police shouting 'Ha re re', but it is hardly surprising to see them belting out the dacoits' war cry, for the police under the Mamata regime is nothing short of dacoits," BJP National Executive member Tathagata Roy said.

“The police's novelty may please their political masters, but the way Ghosh's voice is being stifled vindicates our stand that the Trinamool has a lot to hide in the Saradha scam," Roy added.

Famed linguist and academician Pabitra Sarkar expressed his dismay over the police's new found "role model".

" 'Ha re re' had a blood-curdling effect and the dacoits used to give this cry to stave off any potential challenge. What can be more ironical than to see the police finding their role model in dacoits and using it to stave of challenges for the ruling party," Sarkar said.

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