ormer Kolkata police chief Rajeev Kumar has been given protection from arrest by the Calcutta High Court in the in the Saradha chit fund scam. The IPS officer is accused of destroying evidence related to the Ponzi scheme when he was heading the probe.
The case is “not fit for custodial interrogation”, the court said today, adding that Mr Kumar must be given a 48 hour-notice before is summoned by the CBI for interrogation.
The CBI has given multiple notices to the 1989-batch officer to appear before it for questioning as a witness in the multi-crore chit fund scam.
The high court said that if the CBI arrests him, he will be given bail immediately on two sureties of Rs. 50,000 each. Mr Kumar does not have the court’s permission to leave Kolkata.
Rajeev Kumar is now posted in the Crime Investigation Department (CID) of the West Bengal Police.