CBI summons Rajeev Kumar to appear today

The CBI has summoned former Kolkata police commissioner Rajeev Kumar, asking him to appear before it today for questioning in connection with the Saradha ponzi scheme case. CBI officials last night went to his residence in Kolkatta and issued him summons.

Kumar, a 1989-batch IPS officer, has been asked to be present at the Kolkata office of the agency in Salt Lake, officials said on Sunday. The CBI has also issued a Look Out Notice against him to prevent him from leaving the country.

All the airports and immigration authorities have been alerted by the CBI to prevent him from leaving the country and intimate the agency about any possible move, they said.

The agency wants custodial interrogation of Kumar in connection with the ponzi scheme case as he was heading the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the West Bengal police to probe the case before the CBI took over.

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