Kolkata/New Delhi: After getting the Supreme Court’s nod on Tuesday morning, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has begun constituting a special team to interrogate Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar in connection with its ongoing probe into several chit fund scams, officials said.
According to sources, a team under the leadership of CBI DSP Tathagata Bardhan is being formed to grill the Kolkata top cop in Shillong.
“As Kolkata CP Rajeev Kumar holds the rank of Additional Director General (ADG), a SP-rank CBI official will be present during the interrogation in Shillong,” a CBI official told IBNS.
“A copy of the Supreme Court’s order has been forwarded to our Shillong office as the country’s apex court selected the place to quiz the top cop in chit fund probe,” the official added.
Sources in the Central probe agency said that a high level meeting is currently underway at the New Delhi CBI headquarters to decode the court’s order and to set next steps.
“After checking the order’s copy properly and looking into other aspects, we will send a fresh notice to Rajeev Kumar very soon asking him to appear before our investigators at Shillong office,” a senior CBI officer said.
The central investigating agency on Monday moved the Supreme Court against the state government over its “non-cooperation”.