The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) says that the top officials are not happy with the way Rajeev Kumar disrespected agency.
New Delhi– The CBI has decided to take strict action against former Kolkata police commissioner Rajeev Kumar after he failed to respect the third summons by the investigation agency in the last four days, officials said.
Sources within the CBI have told that a letter has been sent to Rajeev Kumar’s lawyer also. “After writing a letter to the West Bengal DGP, “We also wrote a letter to Rajeev Kumar’s lawyer yesterday and asked him to direct Kumar to join the investigation. He has not appeared today and now we have no options but to take strict measures against him,” said the officials.
Sources within the agency say that the top CBI officials are not happy with the way Rajeev Kumar has been disrespectful to the investigations agency. West Bengal DGP Virendra Kumar on Monday responded to CBI’s letter seeking direction for Rajeev Kumar to join the Saradha probe.
DGP Virendra Kumar reportedly told CBI that an official Communication has been sent to Rajeev Kumar’s official residence and his response is awaited.
The DGP also told the Central agency that Rajeev Kumar has gone on leave from September 9 to 25.
The development comes after the Calcutta high court, on September 13, withdrew Kumar’s protection from custodial interrogation. The High court also rejected his plea to quash the notice seeking his appearance for questioning. The application filed by the petitioner was turned down by the court.
Rajeev Kumar was a member of the special investigation team of Kolkata police in the Saradha chit fund scam probe. He is accused of tampering with evidence in the case.