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CBI begins quizzing Kolkata Police chief in Shillong

Press Trust of India  |  Shillong 

The began questioning the on Saturday at highly secured agency's office here in connection with chit fund scam cases, officials said.

Rajeev Kumar, his and senior IPS officers and arrived at the probe agency's office at 11 am, they said.

Kumar's and the two IPS officers were asked to leave the office within 30 minutes, they said.

Kumar is being interrogated at the highly secured office at area in the capital where three senior CBI sleuths from reached on Friday.

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

The CBI had alleged in the 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 apex court directed him to appear before the investigating agency at a neutral place in Shillong "to avoid all unnecessary controversy".

CBI officials had gone to Kumar's residence in Kolkata to question him on February 3 but their attempt was thwarted by the police, following which Minister staged a three-day dharna.

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First Published: Sat, February 09 2019. 14:55 IST
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