SC ask CBI to convince for former Kolkata police chief custody

In a setback to CBI, which has been bitterly attempting to take former Kolkata police commissioner Rajiv Kumar into their custody since a long, the Supreme Court asked to show material and convince the court on its plea.

In a hearing related to the plea in connection with Saradha chit fund scam case,  is scheduled for May 1. Earlier, Kumar had filed an affidavit before the Supreme Court (SC) claiming that the CBI seemed to be acting at the behest BJP leaders namely Mukul Roy and Kailash Vijayvargiya in the case.

In the affidavit, Kumar 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.

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