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Ahead of Commissioner Rajeev Kumar's questioning, CBI sends more officers to Kolkata

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The CBI has attached ten officers from its Delhi, and units to its office, which is probing the chit fund scam cases, till February 20 to provide additional manpower during questioning of some high profile suspects, including police Rajeev Kumar, officials said.

A team of of Police or SP Jagroop S Gusinha from its Special Unit in New accompanied by Additional SP V M Mittal, Surendra Kumar Malik, Chander Deep, Deputy SPs Atul Hajela, and P K Srivastava, Inspectors Hari Shankar Chand, and will camp in Kolkata, an official order said.

It said these officers will be temporarily attached to CBI, EO-IV, They have been asked to reach Kolkata by Friday and will be stationed tentatively up to February 20.

"Decision to issue notice to Kumar on a given date will be taken by of the case," a said.

The Tuesday directed to appear before the CBI and "faithfully" cooperate into the investigation of cases arising out of the Saradha chit fund scam, while making it clear that he will not be arrested.

The apex court had said that "to avoid all unnecessary controversy", it is also directing the to appear before the investigating agency in Shillong, a neutral place, on such dates as may be fixed by the probe agency.

During the hearing, the CBI had alleged total breakdown of in the state by citing the incident of Sunday when the city police had taken into its custody around 25 personnel of the agency.

They had gone to Kumar's residence to probe him in the Saradha scam.

The CBI alleged that Kumar, who was leading the SIT probe into Saradha chit fund scam, tampered with the electronic evidence and handed over documents to the agency some of which were "doctored".

The CBI team, which had reached Kumar's residence Sunday evening to apparently question him in connection with Saradha and scam cases, was caught off when they were blocked by police personnel guarding the residence in central Kolkata's Loudon Street, officials said.

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First Published: Thu, February 07 2019. 19:30 IST