Kolkata Police Chief Arrives For CBI Grilling In Shillong Over Saradha Chit Fund Scam

| February 9 , 2019 , 13:41 IST

In the missing files of the alleged Saradha chit fund and Ross Valley chit fund scams probe, the Central Bureau of Investigating (CBI) will quiz the Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar in Shillong on Saturday.

Today’s inquiry 'at a neutral place' Shillong is facilitated by the Supreme Court which instructed Kumar to cooperate in the investigation of CBI.

Kumar is staying in a private guest house and is not allowed to meet anyone. He has been provided adequate security by the Meghalaya Police during his stay in Shillong.

The developments come days after Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee ended her three-day dharna in Kolkata against a recent attempt by CBI officials to raid Kumar’s residence.

She ended the protest after the Supreme Court directed Kumar to appear before the CBI in Shillong and ordered that no coercive steps, including his arrest, will take place during the course of the probe.

The company allegedly being probed by the Kolkata police - Angela Mercantiles Pvt Ltd - was raided earlier too after a complaint was filed at the Bowbazar Police Station, said police sources. The raid was carried out at two offices of the company - one in central Kolkata and the other in Salt Lake City.

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The CBI has meanwhile dispatched a team of 10 officers to the Bengal capital to help the local unit headed by joint director Pankaj Srivastava to probe chit fund scam cases in the state.

The officers have been put at the disposal of Srivasatva, who is leading the CBI probe into chit fund scams, and will remain there till February 20.