Former Kolkata Police commissioner Rajeev Kumar could be in trouble in the coming days. The Supreme Court has termed as “very very serious” the revelations made by the CBI in its fresh status report relating to the questioning of the him in connection with the Saradha funds deposit scam.
A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said it cannot “close its eyes” if some “very very serious facts” are disclosed to it and directed the CBI to file an application seeking appropriate relief against Kumar, who earlier headed the state SIT that was looking into the case.
The bench, which also comprised Justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna, granted 10 days to the agency for filing the application. Kumar and others can respond to the plea seven days thereafter.
The Supreme Court said that as the CBI’s status report was filed in a sealed cover, it cannot pass any order at the moment without hearing the other side.
The apex court was hearing the CBI’s contempt application against various senior officials of the West Bengal government including state’s DGP and then Kolkata police chief on the ground of non-cooperation in its probe and alleged destruction of evidence.