CBI files fresh appeal in SC seeking permission to arrest ex-Kolkata top cop Rajeev Kumar

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday filed a fresh plea in the Supreme Court seeking permission to arrest former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar in connection with the Saradha Chit fund scam. The central probe agency also sought recalling of the top court’s order of February 5 granting protection from arrest to the ex-Kolkata top cop.

The probe agency further mentioned that the custodial interrogation of Kumar is required to unravel the conspiracy and nexus between directors of Saradha Group and the politicians related to the case. CBI further stated that Rajeev Kumar, who appeared before the agency for questioning in Shillong as per the Supreme Court order, remained elusive and evaded all pertinent questions. It also said that Kumar did not assist the CBI in making available crucial evidence in the case and has not disclosed any crucial information he was privy to.

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