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Kumar to be grilled for second day on Sunday, Kunal Ghosh called

Press Trust of India  |  Shillong 

The will continue the questioning of Police for the second day on Sunday and former TMC will appear in person at the investigating agency's office here for interrogation in connection with the Saradha scam, officials said Saturday.

Three senior officers questioned Kumar for nearly nine hours on Saturday about his alleged role in the tampering of crucial evidence in the scam, the officials said.

There was no briefing by the (CBI) on the questioning which began at around 11 am at its highly secured office at here as per the directions of the

Kumar's Biswajit Deb, who is also the for Meghalaya, said Kumar is "cooperating and complying" with the

"He (Kumar) has come here on the orders of the He has complied earlier and he is complying now as per the orders," he told reporters outside the CBI office.

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

He will be present at the CBI office for the second day tomorrow, said Deb, who met Kumar along with two senior IPS officers from -- and -- thrice during the day for brief periods.

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

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

The apex court had also directed Kumar to appear before the investigating agency at a neutral place in Shillong "to avoid all unnecessary controversy" and made clear that he would not be arrested.

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

had rushed to the spot and had staged a three-day 'Save the Constitution' dharna against the CBI move and accused and BJP of plotting a 'coup'.

The central investigating agency had said that its officials had wanted to question Kumar to plug the holes in the Saradha investigation case as he was supposed to be in possession of certain key documents as a member of the special investigation team.

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First Published: Sat, February 09 2019. 22:05 IST