The Supreme Court on Tuesday had directed the Kolkata Police chief to appear before the CBI and "faithfully" cooperate in the investigation of cases arising out of the Saradha chit fund scam, while making it clear that he will not be arrested.
The CBI had alleged in the Supreme Court that Kumar, who was leading the SIT probe into Saradha chit fund scam, tampered with the electronic evidence and handed over documents to the agency, some of which were "doctored".
The apex court directed him to appear before the investigating agency at a neutral place in Shillong "to avoid all unnecessary controversy".
CBI officials had gone to Kumar's residence in Kolkata to question him on January 3 but their attempt was thwarted by the police, following which Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee staged a three-day dharna.
(With inputs from agencies)
Along with him former Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Kunal Ghosh will also be questioned by the CBI in Shillong.