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Bring proof in chit fund case if you want to grill Rajeev Kumar: SC to CBI

The court was hearing CBI's application in which the agency, which was asked by the apex court to investigate the case

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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A general view of the Supreme Court. Photo: Aashish Aryan

The Tuesday asked the to furnish evidence for seeking of former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar, who was earlier heading the West Bengal Police SIT probing the Saradha chit fund scam case.

A bench headed by Chief Justice asked Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the CBI, to satisfy it that its request for seeking of Kumar was bonafide and was in interest of justice.

The bench also comprising Justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna asked Mehta to bring evidence to satisfy it that Kumar was even remotely involved in destruction or disappearance of evidence in the chit fund case.

Mehta told the court that he will file the evidence against Kumar by tomorrow after which the bench listed the matter for further hearing on Wednesday.

The court was hearing CBI's application in which the agency, which was asked by the apex court to investigate the case, was seeking of Kumar on grounds that he had given evasive replies during questioning.

First Published: Tue, April 30 2019. 12:20 IST
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