Kolkata: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is reportedly finalising the dates for interrogating Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar as per the Supreme Court’s order.
Following the filing of contempt plea by the CBI, the apex court on Tuesday issued a notice to Kumar in connection with the Saradha chit fund scam. The agency filed the plea after its team was prevented from entering Kumar’s residence, where it had gone earlier this week to question the top police officer in connection with the probe into the multi-crore scam.
The court has directed Kumar to appear before the CBI in Shillong for questioning on 11th February 2019.
Kumar had investigated the Saradha and Rose Valley chit fund scams in which several members of Mamata Banerjee’s party Trinamool Congress Party were charged or arrested. The CBI has alleged that he had ignored multiple summons over the past two years and that the agency wanted to ask him about missing evidence.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi, Andhra Pradesh counterpart Chandrababu Naidu, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav, Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath, DMK president MK Stalin, and former J&K chief minister Mehbooba Mufti had also extended their support to Mamata Banerjee.