CBI grills Ma­mata’s ‘best cop’ for 8 hours, lets him go for the night

DNA Sunday (Mumbai) - - SECOND FRONT PAGE - DNA Cor­re­spon­dent cor­re­spon­[email protected]­dia.net

He is a se­nior IPS of­fi­cer and also a tough per­son to crack from whom we can ex­tract info. We need more time. We’ve am­ple ev­i­dence against him Se­nior of­fi­cer, Cen­tral Bureau of In­ves­ti­ga­tion

New Delhi: The Cen­tral Bureau of In­ves­ti­ga­tion (CBI) ques­tioned Kolkata Po­lice Com­mis­sioner Ra­jeev Ku­mar for his al­leged role in de­stroy­ing and tam­per­ing ev­i­dence in Saradha chit fund scam to save top West Ben­gal politi­cians. He was grilled for eight hours and has been di­rected to join probe on Sun­day again as CBI sleuths re­mained un­con­vinced with Ku­mar’s an­swers.

“He is a se­nior IPS of­fi­cer and also a tough per­son to crack from whom we can ex­tract in­for­ma­tion. We need more time. We have am­ple ev­i­dence against him,” said se­nior CBI of­fi­cer adding he has been asked to join on Sun­day. The agency also ques­tioned him about his al­leged role in tam­per­ing with call de­tail records of Sudipta Sen was CMD of Saradha Group and his close aide De­b­jani Mukher­jee, a co-ac­cused in the multi-crore de­posit col­lec­tion scam.

“The orig­i­nal CDR is dif­fer­ent and what we re­ceived is dif­fer­ent. It was ma­nip­u­lated,” said se­nior CBI of­fi­cer adding more than 50 im­por­tant phone calls be­fore the ar­rest of Sen from in­flu­en­tials were ma­nip­u­lated in­ten­tion­ally from ac­tual CDR to save some in­flu­en­tials.

The agency has also called former TMC MP Ku­nal Ghosh for ques­tion­ing. In his state­ment be­fore agency ear­lier, he has named var­i­ous ev­i­dence and minute de­tails of the other ac­cused in­volved in the scam as well as who all helped them to es­cape and the law.

Full re­port: dnain­dia.com

Cops out­side the CBI of­fice where Ra­jeev Ku­mar is be­ing ques­tioned—PTI

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