Petition against Kolkata police chief: CBI team lands in Delhi with files

A team of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officials reached Delhi on Monday with the documents the agency is required to submit before the Supreme Court in support of the petition against the Kolkata Commissioner of Police Rajeev Kumar in connection with the chit-fund cases.

CBI requested for a hearing on two applications — one seeking surrender of Kumar, and another for contempt proceedings against West Bengal Chief Secretary, DGP and Kumar

The CBI, in its application against Rajeev Kumar said it had substantial material to exercise its power of arrest “without warrant”. The matter is scheduled to come up for hearing on Tuesday.

In the application, the CBI set out grounds to indicate how the state police was flagrantly violating the SC’s previous orders since May 9, 2014 when the court handed over Saradha chit fund scam probe to the CBI.

CBI said Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee along with the DGP, additional commissioner of police sat on dharna or sit-in at around 10 pm Sunday in Kolkata and as such a conduct by the officials in uniform points to “complete anarchy prevailing in Kolkata and West Bengal”.

The application of the agency which came for perusal before a bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Sanjiv Khanna, said the CBI approached the apex court in view of “unprecedented events” which took place on Sunday and are ongoing in Kolkata.

CBI said it was investigating the cases arising out if Saradha scam “under hostile environment and non-cooperation from the West Bengal government and its agencies/departments”.

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