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CBI grills Kolkata police chief for 11 hrs on day 4, calls again on Wed

Kumar, who in being examined since Saturday, left the CBI office at around 9.45 pm on Tuesday after a marathon grilling session of over 11 hours

Press Trust of India  |  Shillong 

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Kolkata Police commissioner Rajeev Kumar

Commissioner will have to appear before the for the fifth consecutive day on Wednesday for questioning in connection with chit fund scam cases, officials said.

Kumar, who in being examined since Saturday, left the office at around 9.45 pm on Tuesday after a marathon grilling session of over 11 hours.

He had arrived shortly before 10.30 am at the office here.

"Kumar is being questioned in connection with his role in the alleged tampering of evidence in the He has been asked to appear again tomorrow," an official told PTI.

During the day, an unidentified masked man was called in the afternoon at the CBI office. The man came out shortly after Kumar left the premises, leaving a lot of speculation among mediapersons about his identity.

Investigation officers of both Saradha chit fund scam and scam were also present in the marathon 11-hour questioning on Tuesday, the official said.

Kumar was examined along with former MP for the past two days.

The ex-MP was arrested in 2013 in the 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 CBI official said.

The commissioner had already spent over 24 hours in the past three days inside the highly secured CBI office here, facing questions relating to Saradha and chit fund scam cases.

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 apex court chose Shillong 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 when they had gone to Kumar's official residence to question him on February 3.

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

First Published: Tue, February 12 2019. 22:50 IST
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