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CBI-Kolkata Police Standoff: Will Come Down Heavily On Police Officer If He Destroys Evidence: SC, To Hear Plea Tomorrow

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| February 4 , 2019 , 13:15 IST

The shutdown between the Central Bureau of Investigation and Kolkata police reached the Supreme Court on Monday. The top court decided that it will hear the probe agency's applications on Tuesday.

The CBI moved the court seeking directions to Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar to cooperate with the investigation in Saradha chit fund case.

The bench said it is open for the solicitor general or any other party to lay before the court any material or evidence to show that any West Bengal authority or police official is planning or trying to destroy evidence related to the case.

The top court said all material or evidence has to be placed before it by means of an affidavit.

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta who was representing CBI said, “Our team was arrested and kept in alleged custody. Kolkata Police Commissioner should immediately surrender."

CJI Gogoi said, "If Kolkata Police Commissioner even remotely thinks of destroying evidence, bring the material before this Court. We will come down so heavily on him that he will regret."