Kolkata, February 9: Kolkata police commissioner Rajeev Kumar, who was being questioned by the CBI today, Saturday, in connection to the Saradha chit fund scam case, has again being called for questioning tomorrow at the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) office in Shillong, according to reports. Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar Appears Before CBI in Saradha Chit Fund Scam.
Earlier, the marathon questioning began at 11 am this morning at the highly secured CBI office at Oakland in Shillong as per the directions of the Supreme Court, the official said. CBI Summons Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar on Feb 9 in Saradha Chit Fund Scam.
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Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar leaves from Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) office in Shillong after being questioned by CBI in connection with Saradha chit fund scam. He will be questioned tomorrow as well. pic.twitter.com/VcJ9CF6J3b
— ANI (@ANI) February 9, 2019
Kumar was the functional head of the special investigation team (SIT) formed by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to probe the case before it was handed over to the CBI by the apex court. Mamata Banerjee vs CBI: Supreme Court Directs Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar to Appear Before CBI.
Three senior CBI sleuths reached Shillong from Delhi on Friday for the questioning.
The Supreme Court had on Tuesday directed the Kolkata Police chief to appear before the CBI and “faithfully” cooperate in the investigation of cases arising out of the Saradha chit fund scam.
It chose Shillong as the neutral meeting place “to avoid all unnecessary controversy”, while making it clear that Kumar will not be arrested.
On February 3, a team of CBI officials had gone to Kumar’s residence in Kolkata to question him, but their attempt was thwarted by the police, following which Banerjee had staged a three-day sit-in. The central investigating agency had said that its officials had wanted to question Kumar to plug the holes in the Saradha scam probe as he was allegedly in possession of certain key documents as a member of the SIT. (With Agency Inputs)