File photo of archaic Kolkata Police commissioner Rajeev Kumar with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
Aged commissioner of Kolkata Police, Rajeev Kumar, failed to seem before the CBI at 10am on Monday in reference to the Saradha chit fund case.
A four-member crew of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had long gone to the IPS officer’s quarters at 34, Park Road, on Sunday evening and the office of ADG-CID at Bhawani Bhawan to wait on a watch asking him to seem before the CBI on Monday morning.
Nonetheless, a two-member Crime Investigation Division (CID) crew arrived at the CBI office at Salt Lake to put up a letter Kumar’s behalf.
“Now we have submitted a letter to the CBI. I originate no longer know what is written in the letter,” acknowledged Abhijit Mukherjee, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), CID.
Sources acknowledged, during the letter, Kumar has requested seven-ten days’ time to seem before the CBI as the archaic is on a vacation and busy with inside most work.
CBI officials, on the opposite hand, hinted that they would not entertain the tip cop’s plea.
Kumar’s whereabouts are unknown though he’s believed to be mulling moral choices, at the side of searching for anticipatory bail from a decrease court docket in Kolkata.
With an ongoing criminal legitimate’s strike, Kumar has been unsuccessful in searching for the anticipatory bail after the Supreme Court docket directed him originate so at a decrease court docket.
The apex court docket had given him per week’s time as immunity from being arrested which ended on Friday.
In a single other construction, a transient time before the CBI crew submitted the awareness on Sunday evening, Kumar became once reinstated as the ADG-CID.
He became once earlier transferred from this design to the Ministry of Home Affairs in Delhi when the Mannequin Code of Behavior became once in design in the course of the Lok Sabha election.
Kumar became once heading the Special Investigation Workforce (SIT) self-discipline up by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to movement making an strive into the multi-crore Saradha chit fund probe.
The head cop is accused of tampering with evidence which contains altering name files of oldsters excited by the scam which became once also being probed by the CBI.
The CID became once directed to aid the CBI in investigations.
In February this year, a CBI crew from Delhi had reached Kumar’s bungalow on Loudon Road to ask him in reference to the Ponzi intention.
Kumar had no longer replied to four summons despatched by the CBI earlier which led them to expend this step. The crew, on the opposite hand, became once prevented from coming into the residence and as a replace taken to the Shakespere Sarani police self-discipline.
Soon after, Banerjee arrived at Kumar’s residence and held a surprising press convention, accusing the BJP-led Union executive of attempting to harm the country’s federal constructing.
Banerjee then sat on an indefinite ‘Assign the Constitution’ strike at the Metro Channel in town.
The strike that lasted for as regards to three days saw the Trinamool supremo getting relief on social media and in-particular person from opposition leaders cherish Arvind Kejriwal, Kanimozhi, Tejaswi Yadav and Chandrababu Naidu among others. Yadav and Naidu flew down to Kolkata to piece the stage with Banerjee.
The CBI then moved the Supreme Court docket against Kumar. The court docket had acknowledged coercive design would maybe perchance perchance be feeble on Kumar and that he would must be puzzled in a neutral spot — which occurred to be Shillong.
This intended that Kumar would maybe perchance well no longer be arrested. The investigating company puzzled Kumar for 40 hours in 5 days. He became once later transferred from his put up of Commissioner of Kolkata Police to ADG-CID, before being transferred to the Ministry of Home Affairs.
Retaining previous occasions in tips, the CBI is unlikely to expend the matter without problems.
Meanwhile, Banerjee, quiet reeling from the Lok Sabha election setback, has kept mum on the present summons to Kumar.
The following movement by the CBI is awaited even as Kumar stayed a ways flung from seem before the CBI on Monday morning irrespective of the summons.
Would Kumar self-discipline as much as movement making an strive an anticipatory bail in the upcoming days or would the CBI arrest the tip cop?