Former Kolkata police chief accuses CBI acts on behalf of BJP in Saradha chits

Former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar accuses that the CBI seems to be acting at the behest of BJP leaders like Mukul Roy and Kailash Vijayavargiya in the Saradha chit fund case.

In an affidavit filed before the Supreme Court, he mentioned that an audio clip was available in public domain where the BJP leaders clearly spoke of ‘targeting’ a few ‘senior police officers’.

The affidavit read, “The sudden inexplicable turn by the petitioner/CBI in pointing out problems with the investigation and targeting the alleged contemnor seems to be borne out of a larger conspiracy between two senior leaders Mukul Roy and Kailash Vijaywargiya of the BJP, the ruling party at the centre.” Kumar added that he was allegedly targetted due to political vendetta.

Earlier in the day, Kumar told the apex court that he was unable to file his response on April 13 to the CBI’s plea seeking his arrest in the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam and sought an adjournment of the hearing. Taking that into consideration, a bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi postponed the hearing on the plea of the probe agency till April 22.

The apex court had sought Kumar’s response on April 8 on the CBI’s plea seeking his arrest in the chit fund scam. On February 5, Kumar was granted protection from arrest and was directed to appear before the CBI and “faithfully” cooperate in the investigation of cases arising out of the scam

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