As former Kolkata police commissioner Rajeev Kumar continues to evade summons from the CBI for questioning in reference to Saradha rip-off, the company on Thursday carried out in depth searches to find him. The CBI additionally approached Alipore Court for a non-bailable arrest warrant in opposition to Kumar, however the court docket dismissed the petition. However, the court docket stated in its order that the CBI has received full proper to arrest Kumar.
The CBI has additionally issued a contemporary discover to Kumar, now posted as ADG (CID), asking him to look earlier than it on September 20.
According to sources, numerous groups of the CBI, together with officers from Delhi, carried out searches throughout Kolkata and adjoining areas on Thursday. The staff visited his Park Street residence, the IPS officers’ mess and motels to find Kumar. So far, he stays untraceable and the searches proceed, stated CBI officers.
The CBI has to this point served three summons to Kumar ever for the reason that High Court withdrew his safety from arrest.
An in depth aide of Kumar stated, “He is not absconding. Kumar has informed the CBI that he is on leave till September 25.”
According to the CBI, Kumar was concerned in tampering proof and defending influential individuals from investigation within the Saradha rip-off. Kumar was head of the Special Investigation Team constituted by the West Bengal authorities to probe the case. Subsequently, the apex court docket ordered the case to be transferred to the CBI.