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CBI to grill Kolkata Police chief in Shillong on Saturday

IANS  |  Shillong 

The (CBI) will question on Saturday in connection with the Saradha chit fund case, an said on Friday.

Kumar arrived in the state capital of on Friday evening from Kolkata via Guwahati by road with three more cadre IPS officers and his younger brother, an said.

"Kumar will be questioned in office, Shillong branch by a team of interrogators in connection with the chit fund case on Saturday," a senior told IANS on condition of anonymity.

He said the Commissioner, who is staying in a private guest house, is not allowed to meet anyone.

The Police has provided adequate security to Kumar during his stay in Shillong.

In his order issued on February 6, Rishi Kumar Shukla, the of the investigating agency, attached 10 officers, including one of Police (SP), three Additional SPs, two Deputy SPs and three Inspectors from different zones to the agency's Kolkata Economic Offences Wing from February 8 to 20.

The agency had directed all the 10 officials to report to the Joint of the in Kolkata.

A team of was allegedly roughed up and detained for a few hours when it went to question Kumar at his residence in Kolkata on Sunday in connection with its probe into the Saradha and chit fund cases.

Following the face-off between the CBI and the Kolkata Police, Chief Minister went on a hunger strike for over 45 hours starting Sunday.

The Supreme Court, while hearing the matter on Tuesday, directed the to join the CBI probe at a neutral place -- in Meghalaya's capital Shillong.

--IANS

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First Published: Fri, February 08 2019. 23:40 IST
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