Former Kolkata police commissioner Rajeev Kumar today skipped a meeting with the CBI officials despite being summoned by the agency for questioning in connection with the Saradha chit fund scam. Kumar, however, sent a letter to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), seeking some more time to appear before its officers in connection with the case.
A CID official visited the CBI office in Salt Lake and submitted the letter, in which Kumar said he is on a three-day off and, therefore, unable to attend the summon. CBI sources said officials were at the Barasat court to prevent Kumar from taking any legal step to stop the agency from interrogating him.
The CBI had last night summoned the IPS officer to the agency’s Salt Lake office on Monday after a team failed to meet him at his residence in connection with the Saradha probe. Kumar has been reinstated as the additional director general of the CID on Sunday night by the West Bengal government after the model code of conduct ceased to exist.