KOLKATA: CBI officials Friday reached the placement of worn Kolkata police commissionerRajeev Kumarto designate his attendance as per the Calcutta High Court docket’s uncover, within hours of it withdrawing the protection granted to him from arrest in a chit fund scam case.
The court docket furthermore rejected Kumar’s prayer for quashing of a CBI survey that sought his appearance for questioning within the case.
CBI sources stated that officials of the investigating company’s financial offences scamper had long previous to Kumar’s official location to designate his attendance as per the May per chance well well per chance also 30, 2019 uncover of the High Court docket and no survey had been served to him.
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Kumar, who’s for the time being the West Bengal CID extra director total, used to be segment of a obvious investigation crew space up by the West Bengal authorities to analyze the scam earlier than the Supreme Court docket handed over the case to the CBI in 2014, alongside with other chit fund circumstances.
The Saradha community of firms has allegedly duped lakhs of folks to the tune of Rs 2500 crore, promising higher charges of returns on their investments.
The HC Friday vacated its uncover granting Kumar protection from arrest in reference to the Saradha chit fund scam. The court docket furthermore rejected his prayer for quashing of a CBI survey that sought his appearance for questioning within the case.
Justice Mitra, in her uncover stated that Kumar’s allegation that he used to be targetted and singled out for questioning by the CBI cannot be popular, since other officers superior to him within the SIT had been questioned.
The court docket noticed that the eye served on Kumar by the investigating officer (IO) cannot be stated to be mala fide as alleged by the IPS officer, as he can question somebody conversant within the case.
Noting that Kumar has didn’t substantiate that the CBI used to be summoning him for questioning to dent his reputation, the court docket noticed that it is going to be the accountability of each and every to blame officer to support an investigation.
The CBI had summoned Kumar on May per chance well well per chance also 27 for questioning in reference to the Saradha ponzi design case, annoying which he had moved the excessive court docket, searching for quashing of the eye.
A vacation bench had on May per chance well well per chance also 30 granted Kumar protection from arrest and coercive action by the CBI. The protection used to be extended every now and again staunch throughout the hearing of his petition searching for quashing of the eye.
Justice Mitra noticed that correct to life and inner most liberty enshrined in Article 21 of the Structure is no longer absolute, but a qualified correct.
She furthermore refused to entertain the worn Kolkata high cop’s prayer that no coercive action be taken against him with out the permission of this court docket.
The Supreme Court docket had, on May per chance well well per chance also 17, withdrawn the protection from arrest to Kumar, which it had granted earlier.
A vacation bench of the apex court docket, headed by Justice Arun Mishra, had stated Kumar would possibly well perchance design the Calcutta High Court docket or a trial court docket right here for searching for reduction within the case.
The central company had in April educated the tip court docket that Kumar’s custodial interrogation used to be main as he used to be no longer cooperating within the probe.