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CBI lets Kolkata police chief go after five days consecutive questioning

IANS  |  Shillong 

The (CBI) on Wednesday allowed to leave Shillong after questioning him in the Saradha and chit fund scams for five consecutive days.

Kumar, who was grilled in the Shillong office, had written to the seeking to give him a "break" so that he can prepare his reply to the contempt petition filed by the in the against him and two other senior officers earlier this month.

"He (Kumar) had submitted a letter to the CBI requesting to give him a break so that he can prepare his reply to the contempt petition filed in the against him," a CBI told IANS on condition of anonymity.

The CBI has filed contempt petition in the against Kumar on February 4 for alleged non-cooperation on the Saradha chit-fund scam.

Soon after the CBI grilled him for three hours on Wednesday, Kumar left for Kolkata via Guwahati.

Javed Shamim, and CID Praveen Kumar Tripathi, who accompanied Kumar to Shillong, also left along with him.

Kumar arrived in Shillong on February 8 from Kolkata via Guwahati after the apex court directed him to join the CBI probe at a "neutral place" in Shillong.

The CBI had confronted former with Kumar in connection with the investigation conducted by Kolkata Police's Special Investigation Team on the chit fund scams in

Ghosh, who had left Shillong on Tuesday, said that he has lodged an "complaint" against Kumar for allegedly influencing the ongoing probe.

"I have lodged a written complaint with the CBI against Kumar.... During our face to face interrogation on February 10, certain officers were named. But Kumar called up some of those officers after leaving the CBI office that night," Ghosh alleged.

"When I had sought justice in 2013, Kumar had not cared for me. I felt bad to see that an like him has to face hours of questioning like this. Had he played an active role at that time, he would not have to face the CBI interrogation now," he added.

Ghosh had earlier implicated former Union Mukul Roy, who has quit the to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), and 12 others in the Saradha chit fund case.

The CBI is likely to move the Supreme Court seeking permission to quiz Chairman and his in connection with the chit fund case.

They also want to confront Kumar with Sen and Mukherjee on the chit fund scams.

--IANS

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First Published: Wed, February 13 2019. 21:02 IST
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