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Saradha chit fund probe: SC directs CBI to file affidavit detailing contempt by Bengal cops

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PTI Kolkata, West Bengal, India Feb 27, 2019, 06.30 PM (IST)

The Supreme Court Wednesday directed the CBI Director to file an affidavit giving details about the alleged contempt committed by West Bengal police and the then Kolkata police chief Rajeev Kumar in connection with Saradha chit fund scam cases. 

A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Sanjiv Khanna asked the CBI Director to provide information in support of the allegations of tampering and destruction of call data records by Kumar who was then heading the West Bengal SIT.

The bench said the affidavit has to be filed within two weeks and posted the matter for further hearing on March 26. The apex court said the allegations made by the CBI were serious enough and it was the obligation on part of the agency to disclose full details of the alleged contempt committed by the then police commissioner.