Kolkata Police Commission Rajeev Kumar and former Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh on Monday reached the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)’s office in Shillong for the third day of questioning in connection with the Saradha chit fund and Rose Valley scams. The questioning by the CBI was being done as per the directions of the Supreme Court. On Saturday, in an interestingly turn, Kumar and former TMC MP Kunal Ghosh were questioned by making them sit face to face at the probe agency's office in Shillong.
The Supreme rejected the plea of some investors to monitor ongoing CBI investigation into Saradha chit fund scam in West Bengal.
A two-member CBI team, who are the Investigating Officers in the Saradha and Rose Valley scams, arrived in the Meghalaya capital in the afternoon. Kumar and Ghosh were grilled in the initial period by a 10-member team of the CBI.
The Kolkata Police chief was quizzed for nearly nine hours on Saturday by three senior CBI officers about his alleged role in tampering of crucial evidence in the case, they said. Kumar had led the special investigation team (SIT) formed by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to probe the Saradha scam before the case was handed over to the CBI by the apex court.
Officials in Delhi said the CBI has not acceded to the demand of Kumar to have his questioning session videographed. It is done in cases of custodial interrogations.
There were reports quoting lawyer of Kumar that his questioning sessions are being video recorded by the CBI on his request.