Mamata Banerjee vs CBI: SC to hear CBI plea against Kolkata police chief tomorrow

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The Supreme Court would hear the matter on Tuesday after the CBI approached the top court seeking directions to Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar to cooperate with the investigation in Saradha chit fund case. 

The agency in its plea said that Kumar had been summoned several times but failed to cooperate in the investigation.

Representing the agency, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta submitted before the top court that ‘our team was arrested and kept in alleged custody’.

The government asked the court to order Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar to surrender all the evidence.

Expressing the worry, Mehta said that he may try to destroy electronic evidence.

Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi said: “If Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar even remotely thinks of destroying evidence, bring the material before this Court. We will come down so heavily on him that he will regret.”

On Sunday, a CBI team arrived at the residence of Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar to question him in connection with Sharda Chit Fund scam, but the Kolkata police had refused to let them enter and detained them at a police station.

Meanwhile, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is sitting on a dharna, claiming she would continue to do so till the country and the constitution were ‘saved’.

She alleged that there is a situation of undeclared emergency in the country. She strongly lashed out at Prime Minister Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah and said that the Modi-Shah duo have destroyed the nation, but she will not allow them to do this more.