SC directs Kolkata Police commissioner to appear before CBI, no arrest for him

The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed Kolkata Police Commissioner, Rajeev Kumar to make himself available to CBI in investigations related to the Saradha chit fund scam. 

The Chief Justice of India directed Rajeev Kumar to co-operate with the investigation. SC, however, said that no coercive steps including arrest shall be taken against Kumar.

Arguing on behalf of the CBI, attorney general KK Venugopal alleged destruction of evidence in Saradha chit fund scam case.

On Sunday evening a team of CBI reached Kolkata police commissioner Rajeev Kumar’s residence to ‘examine’ him but was detained by Kolkata police officers.  

The CBI had approached the Supreme court on Monday alleging that Kumar may “destroy electronic evidence” and should be directed to make himself available for investigation.’ 

Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on Monday 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.”