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Kolkata Police chief, ex-MP appear before CBI for questioning in Shillong

Press Trust of India  |  Shillong 

Police and former on Monday appeared before the here for questioning in connection with investigations in chit fund cases.

This is the third day of grilling for Kumar and the second for Ghosh.

Ghosh arrived at the office here shortly after 10 am while Kumar reached an hour later, an official told

On Sunday, the probe agency questioned Kumar separately and also along with Ghosh. The marathon questioning of the two lasted over eight hours, he said.

The former was arrested in 2013 in the Saradha ponzi scam and has been out on bail since 2016.

The is questioning the two in accordance with directions of the

The Police was quizzed for nearly nine hours on Saturday by three senior CBI officers about his alleged role in tampering of crucial evidence in the Saradha case, they said.

He was also examined in the case on Sunday.

Kumar led the special investigation team (SIT) formed by Minister to probe the Saradha scam before the case was handed over to the CBI by the apex court.

Officials in said the CBI has not acceded to Kumar's demand to have his questioning session videographed.

It is done only in cases of custodial interrogations, they said.

Ghosh earlier implicated Mukul Roy, who was once the right hand man of Banerjee, and 12 others in the Saradha scam.

The directed Kumar on Tuesday to appear before the CBI and "faithfully" cooperate in the investigation of cases arising out of the Saradha chit fund scam.

The court chose as a neutral meeting place "to avoid all unnecessary controversy" and made it clear that Kumar would not be arrested.

The CBI moved the after its officials were thwarted by the Police when they had gone to Kumar's official residence in Kolkata to question him on February 3.

Banerjee had rushed to the spot and staged a three-day 'Save the Constitution' sit-in against the CBI move, accusing and BJP of plotting a "coup".

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First Published: Mon, February 11 2019. 13:15 IST