Kolkata, August 16: A single-judge bench of Calcutta High Court on Friday extended interim protection of former city police chief Rajeev Kumar form arrest by CBI in connection with the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scame till September 3. His protection from arrest by CBI ends on August 20.
Justice Madhumita Mitra extended the protection from arrest of Kumar by the central investigating agency till September 3, but asked him to appear before CBI whenever he would served notice by CBI.
In June, vacation-bench judge of the high court, Pratip Prakash Banerjee granted protection for a month to Kumar when he moved the bench seeking squashing of a notice issued by the CBI in connection with the alleged suppression and destruction of the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam investigation, initiated after an Apex Court order.
The bench also held that former city police chief "can not leave the state of West Bengal till disposal of the case and he must deposit his passport to CBI."
The court also granted liberty to CBI to question Kumar in connection with the Saradha chit-fun scam whenever it felt needed at its office or official residence of Kumar.(UNI)