Rajeev Kumar is being questioned by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for last three days as ordered by the Supreme Court in a case related to the Saradha chit fund scam. On Monday, Kolkata Police again asked the Kolkata Police chief to appear before them today for further investigation.
The former Trinamool Congress MLA, Kunal Ghosh is also being questioned by the CBI. Yesterday the top cop investigated both of them face to face. Monday, for the third time the CBI grilled Mr. Kumar and for Mr. Ghosh, it was the second time in the ponzi scam case worth around Rs. 2000 crore. An official told the reporters that he has been asked to report for tomorrow for questioning.
Yesterday, Kunal Ghosh left the CBI premises after half an hour of Kumar. On being asked by the reporters about the questioning he told “I have been asked by CBI to attend this office related to the case. I have cooperated with the investigation and now I am going back to Kolkata”. According to a close source, it has come to know that Rajeev Kumar remained “cool” due to Monday’s investigation.
The Special Investigating Team (SIT) which was formed to investigate the Saradha chit fund scam was headed by Mr. Kumar at that time. He has claimed to the CBI that he had not played an important role in the investigation as most of the probe was handled “at the police station-level” and was supervised by Arnab Ghosh, the then deputy commissioner of police of the detective department (DD) of the Bidhannagar City Police.
The CBI stated, “Just like yesterday both (Kunal) Ghosh and Rajeev Kumar were grilled together. There were some confrontations between them during face to face encounter but both remained cool.”
The investigation is being conducted after the Supreme Court directed Mr. Kumar to appear before CBI and “faithfully” cooperate in the investigation. The court chose Shillong as a neutral meeting place “to avoid all unnecessary controversy” and assured it that Kumar would not be arrested.