Kolkata police commissioner Rajeev Kumar in Shillong, CBI to question him today

Kolkata: Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar will be questioned by the CBI in Shillong on Saturday in connection with the multi-crore Saradha chit-fund scam.

Kumar has already reached Shillong on Friday to appear before the agency for the investigation in the Saradha and Rose Valley chit fund scams.

The 1989 batch IPS officer has been directed by the Supreme Court on to cooperate with the CBI and appear before the agency in Shillong.

As per reports, Kumar will be questioned by CBI officials at two locations — first at the CBI office here and later at an undisclosed location. Accompanied by three high-ranking officers of the Kolkata Police, he has been lodged at a top hotel in the city. A CBI team from Delhi has already reached Shillong to question him.

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court had directed the Kolkata Police Commissioner to appear before the CBI and “faithfully” cooperate with the probe into cases related to the Saradha chit fund scam. It had, however, stated in no certain terms that Kumar was not to be arrested.

The CBI has alleged in the Supreme Court that Kumar, who led the probe by a special investigation team into the Saradha chit fund scam, tampered with electronic evidence and handed over documents to the agency – some of which had been “doctored”.

A major controversy had broken out on Sunday, when a team of CBI officers went to Kumar’s residence to question him but faced stiff resistance from the Kolkata police. Following this, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee staged a three-day protest to “save the Constitution”.