Supreme Court declines to monitor CBI probe into Saradha chit fund Scam

The Supreme Court today declined to monitor the Saradha scam probe,  saying it is not inclined to set up a monitoring committee, after investors moved the court to appoint a watchdog in the case.

The investors sought a monitoring committee or a monitoring mechanism to overlook the investigation by the CBI and the ED. It may be recalled that the Centre and CBI have been claiming that the CBI officials recently had knocked Kolakata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar’s residence with out any notice, as the case is being monitored by the Apex court.

Meanwhile, has reached the CBI office in Shillong for questioning in the Saradha chit-fund scam, for the third consecutive day. The CBI grilled him and also former Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh separately, yesterday. They were also grilled together in connection to the Saradha and the Rose Valley chit fund scams, in Shillong.

Rajeev Kumar arrived in Shillong on Friday evening from Kolkata via Guwahati after the Supreme Court, while hearing the matter on Tuesday, directed him to join the CBI probe at a “neutral place” in Shillong.

He was accompanied with three other senior state police officers – Additional Police Commissioner Javed Shamim, Special Task Force chief Murulidhar Sharma and CID chief Praveen Kumar Tripathi.

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