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Saradha Chit Fund Scam : Rajeev Kumar Grilled By CBI Over Alleged Tampering Of Evidence

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Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar and former Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh were questioned at the Central Bureau of Investigation office in Shillong in connection with the Saradha chit fund scam.

According to media reports, the questioning of Kumar, as per the directions of the Supreme Court, continued for the second day .

The Kolkata Police chief was quizzed for nearly nine hours on Saturday by three senior CBI officers about his alleged role in tampering of crucial evidence in the case, officials said.

Kumar had led the special investigation team (SIT) formed by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to probe the Saradha scam before the case was handed over to the CBI by the apex court.

Ghosh, who arrived here shortly after 10 am, sought blessings of goddess Saraswati at a pandal, barely 100 meters from the CBI office, before entering the highly secured office of the investigating agency at Oakland.

“I have no comments (to make). I have been asked to attend a hearing at this office. All along I have been cooperating with the investigating agency. So I came to attend it,” he told mediapersons before entering the CBI office.

The former Trinamool Congress MP was arrested in 2013 in the Saradha ponzi scam and has been out on bail since 2016. The CBI is likely to confront him with Kumar.

Ghosh had implicated BJP leader Mukul Roy, who was once the right hand man of Banerjee, and 12 others in the Saradha scam.

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