SARADHA SCAM

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CBI corners former Kolkata Police Commissioner

The CBI has sought arrest warrant against former Kolkata police commissioner Rajiv Kumar as Tom and Jerry chase between the CBI and Kumar is continuing from long. Meanwhile, the CBI has accused him of suppressing evidence required for preparing final charge sheet in Saradha scam case. He has been asked to appear before CBI on September 20.

 

As claims CBI Kumar has not only been ignoring summons but evading arrests as well so the investigation agency had sent letters to West Bengal DGP, CS and HS to help trace Kumar. The CBI wants his custody as it will not only help gather more evidences about Saradha scam but it has also some political implications as well in a state where the saffron party at the Centre has an eye.

 

Officially Kumar is on leave till September 25. CBI conducted searches at various locations across Kolkata looking for Kumar in connection with Saradha scam

20 Sep 2019
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CBI to approach court; arrest haunts IPS Rajeev Kumar

After the court evacuated stay on the arrest of former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar (IPS:1991:WB), the CBI is now preparing to approach CBI court in West Bengal for the arrest warrant against him.

 

The CBI claims Kumar untraceable as he has ignored two consecutive CBI summons following which CBI wrote to DGP, Chief Secretary and State Home Secretary about Kumar’s whereabouts.

 

Kumar, who is wanted for questioning in the Saradha scam, had responded to the first CBI summons after the Calcutta High Court rejected his plea seeking protection from CBI arrest.

 

Kumar had then requested the CBI to grant him a month’s time to appear before it but the agency refused. He has since been off the radar. Kumar was part of a SIT that probed the Saradha scam before the Supreme Court handed over the case to the CBI in 2014.

16 Sep 2019
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CBI corners former Kolkata Police Commissioner

By IndianMandarins 20 Sep 2019

The CBI has sought arrest warrant against former Kolkata police commissioner Rajiv Kumar as Tom and Jerry chase between the CBI and Kumar is continuing from long. Meanwhile, the CBI has accused him of suppressing evidence required for preparing final charge sheet in Saradha scam case. He has been asked to appear before CBI on September 20.

 

As claims CBI Kumar has not only been ignoring summons but evading arrests as well so the investigation agency had sent letters to West Bengal DGP, CS and HS to help trace Kumar. The CBI wants his custody as it will not only help gather more evidences about Saradha scam but it has also some political implications as well in a state where the saffron party at the Centre has an eye.

 

Officially Kumar is on leave till September 25. CBI conducted searches at various locations across Kolkata looking for Kumar in connection with Saradha scam

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CBI to approach court; arrest haunts IPS Rajeev Kumar

By IndianMandarins 16 Sep 2019

After the court evacuated stay on the arrest of former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar (IPS:1991:WB), the CBI is now preparing to approach CBI court in West Bengal for the arrest warrant against him.

 

The CBI claims Kumar untraceable as he has ignored two consecutive CBI summons following which CBI wrote to DGP, Chief Secretary and State Home Secretary about Kumar’s whereabouts.

 

Kumar, who is wanted for questioning in the Saradha scam, had responded to the first CBI summons after the Calcutta High Court rejected his plea seeking protection from CBI arrest.

 

Kumar had then requested the CBI to grant him a month’s time to appear before it but the agency refused. He has since been off the radar. Kumar was part of a SIT that probed the Saradha scam before the Supreme Court handed over the case to the CBI in 2014.

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SC may knock down Mamta's officers

By IndianMandarins 27 Mar 2019

Bengal officials might have already got the message: it doesn't help to be Mamta's men. If they have not, they should decode the SC stand taken on Tuesday when the apex court declined to let go the West Bengal Chief Secretary and the Director General of Police (DGP) in a contempt plea by the CBI allegedly for not cooperating with it in the investigation of the Saradha chit fund scam.

 

Rejecting the plea for the discharge of two top state officers, the bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justice Deepak Gupta and Justice Sanjiv Khanna directed the Bureau to file a separate application on its prayer relating to something "very serious" about the former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar mentioned in the status report.

 

"Something is brought to our knowledge. It is very serious. Should we close our eyes to that? It warrants some orders," the court said.

 

For this purpose, the apex court asked the Bureau to file a separate application with supporting material relating to something "very serious" about Rajeev Kumar after it perused the status report on the quizzing of the officer by the CBI in Shillong last month.


The status report was submitted in a sealed cover and it was put back in the cover after judges perused it.

 

Observing that since the status report was in a sealed cover and the other side does not know about its content, the court said that it cannot pass any order.


Rajeev Kumar had submitted to the questioning by the CBI on the directions of the top court which came on the contempt plea filed by the investigating agency.


The CBI has alleged that the Chief Secretary, DGP of the state and Rajeev Kumar were not co-operating in the investigation of the Saradha chit fund scam and were holding back the evidence initially collected by the state SIT before the probe was handed over to it.

 

The court gave CBI 10 days' time to move the application and two weeks' time to Rajeev Kumar to respond to it.

 

"It is after that we will determine the charges and counter-charges after hearing both sides," CJI Gogoi said in his order.

 

The top court in the last hearing of the matter on February 27 had directed the CBI Director to file an affidavit stating "full facts" of the alleged "incomplete and incorrect" information furnished by Rajeev Kumar relating to the evidence collected by the state SIT investigating the Saradha chit fund scam before the court handed it over to the CBI.

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SC may knock down Mamta's officers

By IndianMandarins 27 Mar 2019

Bengal officials might have already got the message: it doesn't help to be Mamta's men. If they have not, they should decode the SC stand taken on Tuesday when the apex court declined to let go the West Bengal Chief Secretary and the Director General of Police (DGP) in a contempt plea by the CBI allegedly for not cooperating with it in the investigation of the Saradha chit fund scam.

 

Rejecting the plea for the discharge of two top state officers, the bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justice Deepak Gupta and Justice Sanjiv Khanna directed the Bureau to file a separate application on its prayer relating to something "very serious" about the former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar mentioned in the status report.

 

"Something is brought to our knowledge. It is very serious. Should we close our eyes to that? It warrants some orders," the court said.

 

For this purpose, the apex court asked the Bureau to file a separate application with supporting material relating to something "very serious" about Rajeev Kumar after it perused the status report on the quizzing of the officer by the CBI in Shillong last month.


The status report was submitted in a sealed cover and it was put back in the cover after judges perused it.

 

Observing that since the status report was in a sealed cover and the other side does not know about its content, the court said that it cannot pass any order.


Rajeev Kumar had submitted to the questioning by the CBI on the directions of the top court which came on the contempt plea filed by the investigating agency.


The CBI has alleged that the Chief Secretary, DGP of the state and Rajeev Kumar were not co-operating in the investigation of the Saradha chit fund scam and were holding back the evidence initially collected by the state SIT before the probe was handed over to it.

 

The court gave CBI 10 days' time to move the application and two weeks' time to Rajeev Kumar to respond to it.

 

"It is after that we will determine the charges and counter-charges after hearing both sides," CJI Gogoi said in his order.

 

The top court in the last hearing of the matter on February 27 had directed the CBI Director to file an affidavit stating "full facts" of the alleged "incomplete and incorrect" information furnished by Rajeev Kumar relating to the evidence collected by the state SIT investigating the Saradha chit fund scam before the court handed it over to the CBI.

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Anuj Sharma is Kolkata's new police chief

By IndianMandarins 19 Feb 2019

Anuj Sharma, a 1991 batch IPS officer, has taken over from Rajeev Kumar as the new police chief of Kolkata. Earlier, he was the Additional Director General (law and order) of West Bengal Police.

 

Rajeev Kumar, who was questioned by the CBI in connection with the Saradha and Rose Valley scam cases, was transferred as Additional Director General (ADG) and Inspector General of Police (IGP) Crime Investigation Department or CID. He was the police chief of Kolkata for three years and his transfer was due before the general elections scheduled in May.

 

The change of guard in Kolkata Police comes just days after Rajeev Kumar returned from Shillong, after a five-day grilling by the CBI in the chit fund scam.

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CBI panel being formed to question Kolkata CP

By IndianMandarins 07 Feb 2019

In footsteps with the Supreme Court direction given on Tuesday, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has initiated the process of constituting a special team to interrogate Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar (IPS:1989:WB) in connection with its ongoing probe into several chit fund scams.

 

It is learned that CBI DSP Tathagata Bardhan from the Bureau's Kolkata zone may head the panel of officers to question Kumar in Shillong.

 

Since Kolkata CP Rajeev Kumar holds the rank of Additional Director General (ADG), an SP-rank CBI official may be present during the interrogation in Shillong.

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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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