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Commotion breaks out as 5 CBI officials get arrested by Kolkata Police outside police commissioner’s residence

The CBI officers were today arrested by the police outside the residence of the Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar in the Salt Lake area of the city. As per the officials, a team of the CBI who were investigating some cases of chit fund scam had reached Rajeev’s residence.

Mamata Banerjee, the West Bengal Chief Minister had also reached Rajeev’s residence. The Biddhanagar police have taken charge of the CGO complex where Rajeev’s house is located.

As a matter of fact, the CBI had been trying to get the whereabouts of Rajeev Kumar to interrogate him with regards to Rose Valley and Saradha Ponzi scams.

It was earlier today that Mamata Banerjee stated that the highest levels of BJP leadership were indulging into the vilest kind of political vendetta. She stated this in connection to the CBI making attempts to find Rajeev Kumar to interrogate him.

The IPS officer, who led a Special Investigation Team of West Bengal Police investigating the scams, has to be interrogated concerning the missing documents and files but he is not responding to notices to appear before the agency, officials said.

Kumar, a 1989 batch IPS officer of West Bengal cadre, did not even attend a meeting with Election Commission officials who had gone to Kolkata to meet him regarding election preparedness, sources said.

When contacted, his staff claimed Kumar had come to office on Friday but had left.

“There is very little chance that he will come to the office now. You can try on Monday or call his residence,” his office staff told PTI over the phone.

The number of his residence given by his staff did not ring and the calls made to his mobile number were not answered.

The officials stated that clearly, Rajeev became anxious about his arrest after Bengali film producer Shrikant Mohita was taken into custody.

As per some eyewitness accounts, Kumar was seen in a book fair some days back.

The Rose Valley scam is worth over Rs 15,000 crore and Saradha scam is about Rs 2500 crore. In both cases, the perpetrators allegedly have links with the members of the ruling Trinamool Congress in West Bengal, they said.

 

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