Supreme Court Drops Protection for Saradha Scam Linked Former Kolkata Commissioner Rajeev Kumar

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The Supreme Court gave direct order to uplift the security cover provided to the former investigating Kolkata commissioner Rajeev Kumar of the Saradha chit fund scam on Friday.

However, the apex court gave 7 days time to the Kolkata former commissioner to apply for an anticipatory bail.

Earlier on February 5, the apex court had given interim order to Rajeev Kumar to prohibit his arrest by CBI and the court has continued to further it for the next 7 days till Kumar gets an anticipatory bail from an appropriate court.

Earlier, the CBI had raided Kumar’s house on the evening of February 3 and the West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee had fiercely targeted and opposed the BJP government in this matter. The 40-member CBI team was also held by the Kolkata police interrupting their investigation against Kumar.

Rajeev Kumar is alleged of tampering with the electronic evidence in the Saradha ponzi scam by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

Later, on February 5 SC ruling, the apex court ordered Rajeev Kumar to appear before the CBI sleuths at Shillong on February 9.

 

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