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CBI sets up a new 10-member probe team to quiz Kolkata Police Chief Rajeev Kumar
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CBI sets up a new 10-member probe team to quiz Kolkata Police Chief Rajeev Kumar

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Kolkata, Feb 7: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), probing the multi-crore rupees chit fund scams, has set up a special 10-member probe team to quiz Kolkata Police chief Rajeev Kumar on his role in Saradha ponzi scam case when he was heading a SIT ( Special Investigation Team) in 2013.

Supreme Court on Tuesday directed Rajeev Kumar to cooperate with the CBI, barely 48 hours after a team of the central investigating agency was denied entry into his residence and herded to the Shakespeare Police station and detained them for hours.

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee also came to the rescue of the top police official and began a dharna at Esplanade alleging centre's deliberate attempt to malign the the opposition parties in time of elections.

She lifted her dharna on Tuesday evening. The special 10-member probe team has been constituted under Superintendent of Police Jagroop Sinha, who is expected to come in Kolkata on Friday.

Sources with knowledge of the latest development said the special investigating team may move to Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya and shuttle next ten days between Kolkata and Shillong. The apex court directed the CBI to quiz Kolkata police chief at Shillong.

The CBI also has a team of officials, who are already probing the various ponzi scams. They are under Jt Director (east) Pankaj Srivastava and DSP Tathagata Burman. (UNI)