Ex-Kolkata Top Cop To Appear Before CBI Tomorrow In Saradha Scam

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Kolkata: 

The CBI has summoned former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar to seem for questioning on Saturday in reference to its probe into the Saradha rip-off, officers mentioned.

The company served notices to Mr Kumar after the Calcutta Excessive Courtroom withdrew his safety from arrest on Friday.

A group of CBI officers reached his residence to serve the discover, the officers mentioned.

Mr Kumar, who’s presently the West Bengal CID Extra Director Basic, was a part of a particular investigation group arrange by the West Bengal authorities to research the rip-off earlier than the Supreme Courtroom handed over the case to the CBI in 2014, together with different chit fund circumstances.

The Saradha group of corporations allegedly duped lakhs of individuals to the tune of Rs 2,500 crore, promising greater fee of returns on their investments.

In Could, the Supreme Courtroom declined to entertain his petition in search of extension of safety from arrest within the multi-crore Saradha rip-off case.

He was granted safety from arrest on Could 17 by the highest court docket for seven days and he had filed a recent petition in search of to restrain the CBI from taking any coercive motion towards him.

Nevertheless, a trip bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra had mentioned Mr Kumar’s plea was not “maintainable” as a bench headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi had already handed an order within the matter on Could 17 and the IPS officer shouldn’t have filed a recent writ petition.

The bench, additionally comprising justices B R Gavai and Surya Kant, mentioned that Rajeev Kumar can personally strategy the Calcutta Excessive Courtroom or the trial court docket in search of aid within the case.

However on Friday, the Calcutta Excessive Courtroom vacated its interim order granting the previous police commissioner safety from arrest.

The court docket additionally rejected Mr Kumar’s prayer for quashing of a CBI discover that sought his look for questioning within the case.

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