Live updates: Kolkata Police chief appears before CBI for questioning in chit fund scam cases
Kumar arrived in Shillong on Friday evening from Kolkata via Guwahati by road with three more West Bengal cadre IPS officers and his younger brother.
SHILLONG: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is questioning Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar in connection with the Saradha chit fund case. The questioning 'at a neutral place' Shillong is taking place as per the direction of the Supreme Court. The matter of his interrogation had reached the apex court after a team of CBI officials was allegedly roughed up and detained for a few hours when it went to question Kumar at his residence in Kolkata on Sunday.
Following the face-off between the CBI and the Kolkata Police, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee went on a hunger strike for over 45 hours starting Sunday.
Kumar arrived in Shillong on Friday evening from Kolkata via Guwahati by road with three more West Bengal cadre IPS officers and his younger brother. He is staying at a private guest house and is not allowed to meet anyone.
Rajeev Kumar is being interrogated at the highly secured CBI office at Oakland area in the Meghalaya capital where three senior CBI sleuths from Delhi reached on Friday.
After Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar, his counsel Biswajit Deb and senior IPS officers Javed Shamim and Murlidhar Sharma arrived at the probe agency's office at 11 am, Kumar's counsel and the two IPS officers were asked to leave the CBI office within 30 minutes.
Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar has reached the CBI office in Shillong where he will be questioned in connection with Saradha chit fund scam.
Meghalaya: Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar arrives at the CBI office in Shillong. He will be questioned here today in connection with Saradha chit fund scam. pic.twitter.com/rT3naYZz6E
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