Kolkata Top Cop Rajeev Kumar to Be Questioned by CBI in Shillong Today.

Vishal Chauhan, 09/02/2019
Kolkata Top Cop Rajeev Kumar to Be Questioned by CBI in Shillong Today.

Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar will be questioned by the CBI in Shillong on Saturday, 9 February, in connection with the Saradha scam.

This comes in the wake of the CBI's dramatic altercation with Kolkata Police on Sunday that triggered a slugfest between the Centre and the West Bengal government.

Following the standoff, the Supreme Court on Tuesday directed Kumar to appear before the CBI at “a neutral place” in Shillong and “faithfully” cooperate in the investigation into the Saradha scam.

Snapshot

Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar will be questioned by the CBI on 9 February,

  • Mamata Banerjee sat on a three-day dharna, starting 3 February, to protest against the CBI’s move to question Kumar
  • She claimed ‘moral victory’ before calling off her protest on 5 February after Supreme Court said Kumar cannot be arrested

10:47 AM, 09 Feb

CBI Team from Delhi Arrives at CBI Office, Shillong

The CBI team from Delhi has arrived at the CBI office in Shillong, one of two locations where Rajeev Kumar will be questioned, reported ANI.

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10:31 AM, 09 Feb

Kolkata Top Cop Rajeev Kumar to be Questioned by CBI in Shillong Today

Rajeev Kumar reached Shillong on Friday, 8 February to face questioning by the CBI for his alleged role in destroying evidence in the Saradha chit fund scam, an official told PTI.

Kumar will be interrogated by CBI sleuths at two locations - in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) office in Shillong and at an undisclosed location, he said.

Kumar is accompanied by three IPS officers of the Kolkata Police.

“Kumar has been lodged in a top hotel in the city. The state police is giving security cover to him,” the senior Home Department official told PTI.

8:29 PM, 08 Feb

Ex-Interim CBI Chief Nageswara Rao Denies Links with Firm Raided by Kolkata Police

Former interim CBI chief M Nageswara Rao has issued a press statement, refuting any link with M/s Angela Mercantile Pvt Ltd, one of the firms which were raided by Kolkata Police on Friday, 8 February. Speaking to ANI, Rao also said, “All that is happening, appears to be propaganda.”

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7:21 PM, 08 Feb

Kolkata Police Raids Firms Related to Ex-Interim CBI Chief’s Wife

Kolkata police, on Friday, 8 February, conducted raids at firms related to former CBI Director, Nageswara Rao – one location is in Kolkata and the other at his wife's company Angelina Mercantile Pvt Ltd at Salt Lake.

4:43 PM, 08 Feb

Will Confer Top State Honour on Officers if Centre Takes Away Medals: Mamata Banerjee

With the Centre considering taking punitive action against five senior West Bengal police officers for attending her recent sit-in, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Friday, 8 February, that she would bestow on them the highest state award if they were stripped of their medals.

The officers, including DGP Virendra Kumar, were present at Banerjee's dharna venue on 4 February in plain clothes.

"I will give these five senior officials the highest state honour 'Bangabibhusan', if the Centre takes back their medals. Also, I will send a strongly-worded letter, if they send me one," Banerjee said on the sidelines of Bengal Global Business Summit, strongly refuting the Centre's charge that the officials had participated in the dharna.

She has been insisting that the officers were present at the protest venue to oversee security.

4:13 PM, 08 Feb

Kolkata Police Chief Rajeev Kumar Arrives in Shillong for Questioning by CBI

Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar arrived in Shillong on Friday, 8 February. He will be questioned by the CBI at the Meghalaya capital on Saturday in connection with the Saradha scam.

 

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8:38 PM, 07 Feb

Kolkata Police Chief Rajeev Kumar Summoned by CBI on 9 February

Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar has been summoned by the CBI for questioning in Shillong in connection with the Saradha case on Saturday, 9 February.

6:10 PM, 07 Feb

CBI Summons Former TMC MP on 10 Feb

Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) summons former Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha MP, Kunal Ghosh, to appear in Shillong CBI office on 10 February.

6:07 PM, 07 Feb

Centre to Strip Medals of 5 IPS Officers Who Took Part in Dharna

Trouble brews for five IPS officers in West Bengal, as the Centre has taken a dim view of serving officers of uniformed forces taking part in sitting protest or dharna.

With respect to the officers who had participated in the protest in Kolkata on 4 February, the Ministry of Home Affairs has asked the West Bengal government to take action as per The All India Services (Conduct) Rules, 1968.

2:41 PM, 07 Feb

No Stay on Rajeev Kumar to Appear Before CBI: HC

The Calcutta High Court on Thursday, 7 February, fixed 13 February as the next date of hearing for Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar's plea. The court said that there was no stay order on the CBI questioning Kumar, as opposed to what was being contended by the state government.

The high court also said that the state had filed no separate written application to file this case on Monday, 3 February, when it wanted to immediately tag the case.

2:40 PM, 07 Feb

CBI Finalising Dates for Interrogating Kolkata Police Chief

The CBI is finalising the dates for interrogating Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar in its Shillong office as per the Supreme Court's order, a senior officer of the investigating agency said on Wednesday, 6 February.

Sources told that the interrogation is likely to be held over the weekend.

The CBI has also constituted a 10-member team to expedite chit fund investigation in Bengal. The team is scheduled to reach Kolkata on Friday, 8 February, and has been asked to prepare for staying there till 20 February. Investigations are going to be led by the Joint Director for Eastern region, Pankaj Srivastava.

2:18 PM, 07 Feb

Kumar Ready to Face Supreme Court from Friday: Kolkata Police

Senior police officials have claimed that Kumar is ready to face the probe heat from CBI from Friday, 8 February. In order to aid Kumar, police officials have sought help from state’s criminal investigation department and prepared a list of ‘80-100 likely questions’ that CBI can ask him.

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