The CBI approaches court seeking non-bailable warrant against the former Kolkata Police Commissioner
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is contemplating further legal action against senior Kolkata police officer Rajeev Kumar as he again failed to appear before the agency on Tuesday in connection with the Saradha scam case.
“The probe team had earlier written to the West Bengal Chief Secretary and the Director-General of Police to decide his whereabouts. It was later told that the CBI’s message had reached Mr. Kumar,” said an agency official.
The CBI has approached a city court seeking non-bailable warrant against Mr. Kumar, sources said.
The official said: “Mr. Kumar’s lawyer was then asked to make sure his presence before the probe team at 10 a.m. on Tuesday. However, he has not turned up. Further legal action is being contemplated.”
In response to Monday’s CBI letters, the State government officials had said that the former Kolkata Police Commissioner was on leave from September 9 to 25 and they were unable to contact him.
Last week, the Calcutta High Court had vacated its previous orders giving relief to Mr. Kumar from appearing before the agency.