The CJI led bench had asked Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar to appear before the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the Sarada chit fund scam case.
Shillong| The Central Bureau of Investigation will question Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar in connection with the Sarada chit fund scam today. Kumar who was directed by the court to appear for CBI questioning arrived in Shillong on Friday. He was accompanied by three West Bengal police officers. The development comes days after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee ended her protest against the “misuse of CBI by the Central government”.
After the CBI vs Kolkata Police and Mamata Banerjee, showdown reached top court on Tuesday, the Supreme Court of India gave out an order in favour of the CBI. The CJI led bench had asked Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar to appear before the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the Sarada chit fund scam case. However, the court has also said that No coercive action will be taken against Kumar. The venue of questioning was also decided as Shillong by the SC. The CBI in its affidavit had said that investigation in the Sarada Chit fund scam was being done by SIT and that crucial evidence such as laptops, mobile phones, etc. was handed over to the main accused in the case by the investigating officer of West Bengal Police working under direct supervision of Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar.
On the same day, a ten-member CBI team led by Joint Director for Eastern Region Pankaj Srivastava reached Kolkata to probe the chit fund scams. On Sunday, after the CBI vs Kolkata Police standoff at CGO complex and Rajeev Kumar’s residence, the state police had allegedly laid a siege outside the residence of Shrivastav.
Meanwhile, TMC workers are staging a protest outside the state CBI headquarter at CGO complex.