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About Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar

By IndianMandarins- 04 Feb 2019


Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar (IPS:1989:WB) hit the headlines after CBI sleuths, on February 03, reached is house to question him over the Saradha scam. In retaliation, Kolkata Police also sent its teams to the CBI offices and the residence of Pankaj Srivastava; CBI’s West Bengal unit chief. In no time, Rajeev Kumar found himself in the eye of the storm amid intensifying tussle between the Mamata government and the NDA regime at the Centre.


Rajeev Kumar (53), a computer science graduate from IIT Roorke, had replaced Surajit Kar Purakayastha as Kolkata Commissioner in January 2016. He was known for his prowess in electronic surveillance when he was the chief of the special task force (STF).

In the past, Kumar had headed the Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the Saradha and Rose Valley scams that surfaced in 2013. He also worked as Commissioner of Police, Bidhannagar Police Commissionerate and as Special Task Force (STF) chief under Kolkata Police.

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