CJI to hear CBI plea Tomorrow

CJI to hear CBI plea Tomorrow

Agency News

The Supreme Court will hear on Tuesday the applications moved by the CBI alleging destruction of electronic evidence related to the Saradha chit fund scam case by the Kolkata Police commissioner.

The applications accusing Kolkata Police chief Rajeev Kumar of destroying evidence related to the case was mentioned by Solicitor General (SG) Tushar Mehta before a bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Sanjeev Khanna.

The bench declined the plea of the SG to hear the two applications on Monday in the post-lunch session, asking what the urgency was since the CBI officers who were detained by Kolkata Police while attempting to question Kumar released on Sunday night.

“We will come down heavily on him (Kolkata police commissioner) if there's any material to show evidence is sought to be destroyed. And there's no evidence of what you're saying right now,” the CJI said.

The bench said it is open for the solicitor general or any other party to lay before the court any material or evidence to show that any West Bengal authority or police official is planning or trying to destroy evidence related to the case. The top court said all material or evidence has to be placed before it by means of affidav