CBI to fix date for questioning Kolkata Police Commissioner on Chit Fund Scam
West Bengal

CBI to fix date for questioning Kolkata Police Commissioner on Chit Fund Scam

Agency News

Kolkata, Feb 6 : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), armed with a latest Supreme Court directive, on Wednesday said it will determine the date and time to question Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar, and not as the top cop wished on February 8, in Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya.

Immediately after the Apex court order on Tuesday, asking the city's top cop to make himself available before the CBI investigating team for interrogation on Saradha chit fund scam, Rajeev Kumar in a message to CBI Director Rishi Kumar Shukla said he was ready to be quizzed on February 8.

CBI Jt Director Pankaj Srivastava on Wednesday said the central agency would fix the date for quizzing the cop.

A local TV channel quoting the CBI official said, they were examining the SC order, after which the investigating team would decide the date for questioning the city police commissioner.

A CBI team, which went to quiz the city police chief at his residence on Sunday afternoon, was allegedly heckled near to the house of the CP and the central officials were herded in a van to Shakespeare Sarani Police station and detained for some hours.

Thereafter, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee rushed to the CP' s house to rescue him and then resorted to dharna at Esplanade from Sunday night to Tuesday evening.

The CBI wanted to quiz the CP as early as possible after going though the apex court directive.

The CBI also formed a five-member team under DSP Tathagata Burman, who is has been investigating financial irregularities of many tainted ponzy firms, which duped scores of people of several thousands crores of rupees, especially in rural and remote areas, with promises of high return.(UNI)