New Delhi: Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar has been released by CBI in Shillong after three hours of questioning in connection with Saradha chit fund scam and other ponzi scheme cases. He will be returning to Kolkata today. On Tuesday, he was grilled for 10 hours. Also Read - Cyclone Amphan: As CM Mamata Faces Protests, Power Restored in Kolkata And Other Districts
The Kolkata Police chief, who has been accused of withholding some documents related to Saradha and Rose Valley chit fund cases, is being questioned by the CBI in Shillong since five consecutive days starting Saturday. Also Read - Please Have Patience, Mamata Urges People as Protests Break Out Across Bengal After Cyclone Amphan
On February 5, the Supreme Court had directed Kumar to appear before the central investigative agency in connection with the matter. It had also said that no coercive step should be taken against Kumar.
The direction came against the backdrop of a dharna organised by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata.
A high-drama was witnessed outside Rajeev Kumar’s residence after a team of CBI sleuths reached his house in Kolkata. At least five were also detained and released after a few hours.
Following this, CM Mamata Banerjee and other top officials of the state went into a huddle. The CM sat on ‘Save The Constitution’ dharna, which garnered huge support from various Opposition parties and the state police.
Notably, the 1989-batch IPS officer of West Bengal cadre was heading the Special Investigation Team (SIT) formed by the West Bengal government to probe the cases. On February 1, the CBI claimed that Kumar had been ‘absconding’ and ‘being looked for’ in connection with the questioning over Saradha and Rose Valley ponzi scam cases.