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Kolkata Police chief faces CBI grilling in chit fund scam cases for fifth day in a row

Press Trust of India  |  Shillong 

Police appeared before the here for the fifth consecutive day on Wednesday to face questioning in connection with the chit fund scam cases, an said.

Kumar, who is being examined since Saturday for his alleged role in tampering of evidence in the Saradha ponzi scam, arrived shortly after 9.30 am at the office, he said.

"He was accompanied by two senior IPS officers and his Biswajit Deb," the told

The Police has already spent more than 30 hours over the past four days inside the highly secured office here, facing questions relating to Saradha and chit fund scam cases, he added.

On Tuesday, an unidentified masked man was called in the afternoon at the CBI office. The man came out shortly after Kumar left the premises, giving headway to massive speculations about his identity.

Former was also grilled by the CBI on the second and the third day, along with Kumar.

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

The questioning of Ghosh is over for the time being and he was allowed to return to Kolkata, a said Tuesday.

The had directed Kumar 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 to question him on February 3.

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

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, February 13 2019. 12:55 IST
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