The showdown between West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) that came out in the open last evening, continues today. The Trinamol Congress raised the matter in Parliament while the CBI filed a contempt of court case against the West Bengal government in the Supreme Court.
Though the Supreme Court refuse to take up the issue immediately and posted it for tomorrow, it has indicated stern warning to Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar stating that if any evidence of tampering evidence in Sarada scam case is produced before them.
The Supreme Court warned of stern action if Kolkata Police Commissioner was found “Even remotely thinking of destroying” evidence in the Saradha Chit Fund scam. During the hearing, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta told the Court that electronic evidence had been destroyed. He also said that the CBI had issued four summons, to which no response was received from Rajeev Kumar.
The Supreme Court then permitted CBI to bring material on record to support its claim that the Rajeev Kumar was trying to destroy evidence. “If Commissioner of Police is even remotely thinking of destroying of evidence, bring the material before this court. We will come down so heavily on him that he will get regret”, said Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi.
Three-judge SC bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justice Deepak Gupta and Justice Sanjiv Khanna will hear CBI’s pleas tomorrow against Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar and West Bengal govt for alleged non-cooperation in a case connected with Saradha chit fund scam.
CBI has filed a contempt plea in the Supreme Court against West Bengal’s Chief Secretary, Director General of Police and Kolkata Police Commissioner for wilful and deliberate violation of apex court’s orders