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CBI to question Kolkata Commissioner Rajeev Kumar again on Sunday

Former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar. Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Feb 09, 2019, 06.16 PM (IST)

Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar who was questioned by the CBI on Saturday in connection with Saradha chit fund scam will again be examined by the investigating agency on Sunday.

Along with him former Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Kunal Ghosh will also be questioned by the CBI in Shillong.

Kumar was questioned at a highly secured agency's office at Oakland area.


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)