Kolkata Police chief returning after 38 hours grilling

After five days of intense interrogation by CBI officials in Shillong, Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar will be returning Kolkata today. CBI officials today released him after three hours of questioning. Yesterday, he was grilled for 10 hours.

The CBI is alleging that he had withhold some crucial documents related to Saradha and Rose valleychit fund scams. In this regard, CBI questioned him since last five days. He will reach Kolkata later in the day after 38 hours of grilling in five days.

It may be recalled that the Supreme Court had directed Kumar on February 5,  to appear before the central investigative agency in connection with the matter. It had also said that no coercive step should be taken against Kumar.

The direction came against the backdrop of a dharna organised by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata. A high-drama was witnessed outside Rajeev Kumar’s residence after a team of CBI sleuths reached his house in Kolkata. At least five were also detained and released after a few hours.

Following this, CM Mamata Banerjee and other top officials of the state went into a huddle. The CM sat on ‘Save The Constitution’ dharna, which garnered huge support from various Opposition parties and the state police.

Notably, the 1989-batch IPS officer of West Bengal cadre was heading the Special Investigation Team (SIT) formed by the West Bengal government to probe the cases. On February 1, the CBI claimed that Kumar had been ‘absconding’ and ‘being looked for’ in connection with the questioning over Saradha and Rose Valley ponzi scam cases.

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