Kolkata, Sep 18 : The CBI stepped up its hunt for illusive IPS officer as the central investigating agency probing the Sarada chit fund scam believed Rajeev Kumar was hiding in the city and for this, a special team has been constituted to intensify the search operations.
Armed with Calcutta High Court's Friday order when it vacated its earlier order not to arrest the ADG CID and successive futile attempts by cop's advocates' to get the anticipatory bail at the Barasat court and a special court there on Monday, the CBI lawyers have been preparing to move the Alipur court today to get an order of non-bailable arrest warrant against the former Kolkata Police Commissioner.
The CBI firmly believed that the elusive cop was now hiding in the city following a reply by DGP Virender to a letter of the investigating agency.
The CBI on Monday shot a letter to the DGP with a request to mention if Rajeev Kumar put his address of stay during his leave vacation.
Kumar is on leave for 17 days from September 9 and had stated that he would stay in his official residence 34 Park Street.
On the basis of his stated statement in the leave application, the CBI believed that the cop might be in his official residence as per reply by the DGP to the query of the probe agency.
However, the CBI taking no chances is expected to move a petition into the Alipur Court in South 24 Parganas to have the elusive in its custody after two courts in North 24 Parganas told the cop lawyers the matter was not in their jurisdiction.
Lawyers of the cop first moved to the MP MLAs special court and then district sessions judges court in Barrackpore and both said the matter belongs to original Alipur court.
Meanwhile, the CBI has constituted a special 14-member team to assist the other officials into the probe, which rocked the jurisprudence, the executives and political circles.(UNI)