CBI to continue questioning Kolkata police chief on Tuesday, former Trinamool MP to leave Shillong

Shillong, Feb 11: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) questioned Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar for the third consecutive day in Shillong on Monday in connection with the alleged Saradha and Rose Valley chit fund scams.

The CBI have asked Kumar to appear again for further examination on Tuesday.

The investigation agency also questioned former Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha member Kunal Ghosh in connection with the alleged scams for the second day.

“I cooperated with the CBI during their course of examination. I will continue to cooperate with them” Ghosh said as he came out of the CBI office at Oakland in Shillong on Monday evening.

He will go back to Kolkata on Tuesday.

The former Rajya Sabha member, arrested on November 2013 in connection with the two chit fund scams and granted interim bail by the Calcutta High Court in 2016.

On Saturday, the CBI interrogated Kumar for eight hours on charges of withholding and tampering important documents.

Kumar arrived in Shillong on Friday evening from Kolkata via Guwahati after the Supreme Court directed him to join the CBI probe at a “neutral place” in Shillong.

Three senior state police officers – Additional Police Commissioner Javed Shamim, Special Task Force chief Murlidhar Sharma and CID chief Praveen Kumar Tripathi accompanied the Kolkata police chief to Shillong.

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