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Kunal Ghosh reaches CBI office in Shillong, says will cooperated with investigating agency

Earlier, The Agency Officers Had Said That CBI May Confront Rajeev Kumar With Kunal Ghosh Who Has Also Been Called On Sunday, But A Final Call Will Be Taken By The Investigating Officer Present In Shillong.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Victor Dasgupta | Updated on: 10 Feb 2019, 11:37:04 AM
Former TMC MP Kunal Ghosh outside CBI office in Shillong

New Delhi:

Former Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Kunal Ghosh has reached the CBI office in Shillong on Sunday, where the investigating officers will be interrogating him in connection with the Saradha chit fund scam. Earlier today, while speaking to the media, Kunal Ghosh said, “'I have been asked by the CBI to attend this office, so I’m here. I have cooperated with the investigating agency.”

Earlier, the agency officers had said that CBI may confront Rajeev Kumar with Kunal Ghosh who has also been called on Sunday, but a final call will be taken by the investigating officer present in Shillong.  The CBI is relying on a 91-page letter from Ghosh, who was expelled by TMC, to the Enforcement Directorate, detailing the role of Kumar in handling the ponzi scam probe after the main accused, Sudipta Sen and Debjani Mukherjee, both promoters of Saradha Group of companies, had fled to Kashmir, officials said in Kolkata.

Sen and Mukherjee were arrested in 2013 from Kashmir. Ghosh had implicated BJP leader Mukul Roy, who was once the right-hand man of Banerjee and 12 others in the Saradha scam.  The Supreme Court had directed Kumar on Tuesday to appear before the CBI and "faithfully" cooperate in the investigation of cases arising out of the Saradha chit fund scam.

 The top court had also directed Kumar to appear before the investigating agency at a neutral place in Shillong "to avoid all unnecessary controversy" and made clear that he would not be arrested.

 The CBI had moved the Supreme Court after its officials were thwarted by Kolkata Police when they had gone to Kumar's official residence in Kolkata to question him on February 3.  Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had rushed to the spot and had staged a three-day 'Save the Constitution' dharna against the CBI move and accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP national president Amit Shah of plotting a 'coup'.

 The central investigating agency had said that its officials had wanted to question Kumar to plug the holes in the Saradha investigation case as he was supposed to be in possession of certain key documents as a member of the special investigation team.

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First Published : 10 Feb 2019, 11:35:58 AM