Former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajiv Kumar has once again approached the Supreme Court in the controversial Saradha chit fund scam in West Bengal. He has told the court that he should be given seven more days to escape the arrest. He has said that due to lawyers strike in West Bengal. He should be given time. It may be noted that the Supreme Court had withdrawn its order on the arrest of Rajiv Kumar from arrest in the Saradha Chit Fund scam case in the previous hearing. During the last hearing, the Supreme Court said that the protection given to Rajiv Kumar on February 5 would be effective from May 17 for seven days so that he can go to a competent court for relief. The bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justice Deepak Gupta and Justice Sanjeev Khanna in his decision told the CBI that he should act according to the law in this matter.
An advocate representing IPS officer Rajiv Kumar said that according to the orders of the apex court, he would not be arrested for the next seven days. Justice Khanna pronouncing the central part of the verdict said, “We have withdrawn the protection given to Rajiv Kumar on February 5. They said we are leaving it on the CBI to take steps in this matter according to the law. Our order of February 5 will continue for seven days from today so that Rajiv Kumar can contact the competent court for relief. Justice Khanna said before sending his order, “We have expressed concern over what has happened in this case.”
The Election Commission had on Wednesday ordered Kumar to remove Kumar, who was posted as Additional Director General of CID in West Bengal, as he failed to control the incidents of violence in the state. The commission had directed him to report to the Central Home Ministry on Thursday. After the events of mass violence during the road show of BJP president Amit Shah in Kolkata, the commission had ordered Rajiv Kumar, along with senior chief secretary (home) Atri Bhattacharya, to be removed from the post.
Earlier, Kumar was the head of Special Investigation Team of West Bengal formed to investigate the Saradha Chit Fund scam. Later, in May 2014, the apex court handed over the investigation to the Central Bureau of Investigation. The Central Bureau of Investigation had informed the apex court that he wants to interrogate Kumar in custody because there is evidence for the first time that he has allegedly destroyed the proof to save some prominent people in this matter or They have been tampered with.
Protecting from the arrest of former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajiv Kumar in the Saradha Chit Fund scam case on February 5, the Supreme Court had instructed him to cooperate fully with the Central Bureau of Investigation in investigating the matter related to the scam. During the hearing on the application of the Bureau of Investigation, the apex court had said that he would examine whether Kumar has been thoroughly tested for custodial interrogation. The court also reviewed the case diary of the investigation agency.
Kumar’s lawyer, while refuting the arguments of the investigating agency, had said that the purpose of interrogation in custody is to ‘insult him and the CBI should not be allowed to abuse the legal process. Kumar’s lawyer also argued that on the directions of the apex court, the investigation bureau had been questioned by the IPS officer for nearly 40 hours, but still he could not explain what crime he has committed for whom he was detained. In need of inquiry.