Saradha Scam: CBI culminates Rajeev Kumar’s questioning

Shillong: Central Bureau of Investigation on Wednesday culminated interrogation of Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar in connection with Saradha chit-fund scam.

After about 3 hours of questioning today, Kumar is now allowed by CBI to return to Kolkata.

Earlier in the day, Kumar had appeared before the CBI for the fifth day of interrogation in connection with the Saradha chit-fund scam.

The Kolkata Police chief, who has been accused of withholding some documents related to Saradha and Rose Valley chit fund cases, was being questioned by the CBI since Saturday.

On Tuesday, Kumar was grilled by the CBI officials for over 10 hours.

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On February 5, the Supreme Court had directed Kumar to appear before the central investigative agency in connection with the matter. It had also said that no coercive step should be taken against Kumar.

The top court’s directive had come against the backdrop of a ‘dharna’ organized by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata earlier this month in protest against the CBI’s attempt to arrest the top cop.

Kumar has been serving as Kolkata’s Police Commissioner since January 2016. He is said to have not responded to the earlier summons from the CBI in connection with the probe into the Rose Valley and Saradha ponzi scams.

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