Former Kolkata Police chief deposes before CBI

Former commissioner of Kolkata Police Rajeev Kumar today appeared before the CBI in connection with the multi-crore Saradha scam, that left thousands of small investors in the lurch.

Kumar, who is presently the additional director general of police in the CID, reached the CBI office in the morning to face questioning by the agency officials for the second time.

In February, Kumar had been interrogated by CBI officials in Shillong under directions of the Supreme Court which had asked him to cooperate with the probing agency.

The senior police officer was heading the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of West Bengal Police before the Central Bureau of Investigation took over the case. The premier investigative agency had last month issued a lookout notice against Kumar and directed all airports and immigration authorities to alert it if they spot him leaving the country.

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