The Central Bureau of Investigation's interrogation of Kolkata police chief Rajeev Kumar is underway at the agency's Shillong office. Kumar was questioned Saturday for nearly eight hours in Shillong as directed by the Supreme Court.
Today, the agency may confront him with former Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh who has also been called in today but a final call will be taken by the investigation officer who is present in Shillong.
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Ghosh, who was arrested in November 2013 in connection with Saradha and Rose Valley chit fund scams and granted interim bail by Calcutta High Court in 2016, has also arrived in Shillong after the CBI summoned him.
Meghalaya: Former Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Kunal Ghosh outside CBI office in Shillong, says, 'I have been asked by the CBI to attend this office, so I’m here. I have cooperated with the investigating agency.' He is to be questioned by CBI today. pic.twitter.com/LmwIeyAXZo— ANI (@ANI) February 10, 2019
The CBI is relying on a 91-page letter from Ghosh, who was expelled by TMC, to the Enforcement Directorate, detailing the role of Kumar in handling the ponzi scam probe after the main accused Sudipta Sen and Debjani Mukherjee, both promoters of Saradha group of companies, had fled to Kashmir, officials said in Kolkata.
Sen and Mukherjee were arrested in 2013 from Kashmir.
The CBI is questioning Kumar, a 1989-batch IPS officer, as he was heading the SIT formed by West Bengal government to probe Saradha and other ponzi scheme cases, they said.
(With inputs from agencies)