Former Kolkata police commissioner Rajeev Kumar
Former Kolkata police commissioner Rajeev Kumar

Trouble for former Kolkata cop Rajeev Kumar as CBI asks him to appear Saturday

  • On Friday, the Kolkata High Court set aside its order that granted him interim protection from arrest in the Saradha chit fund scam
  • The court also rejected Kumar’s plea for quashing of the CBI notice seeking his appearance for questioning

New Delhi: In mounting trouble for former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has served him a notice to appear before it for questioning on Saturday, hours after his protection from arrest was struck down by the Kolkata High Court.

On Friday, the Kolkata High Court set aside its order that granted him interim protection from arrest in the Saradha chit fund scam.

The court rejected Kumar’s plea for quashing of the CBI notice seeking his appearance for questioning, saying the petitioner’s allegation he was being singled out could not be true.

Kumar, currently the West Bengal CID Additional Director General, was part of a Special Investigation Team set up by the state government to investigate the scam before the Supreme Court handed over the case to the CBI in 2014, along with other chit fund cases.

In March, the Supreme Court said the Central Bureau of Investigation’s (CBI's) findings were “serious," and had asked the probe agency to file its application against Kumar.

A team of CBI officials was in February detained by the Kolkata Police after it went to the residence of Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar at Loudon Street to question him in connection with the Saradha chit fund case.

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