Saradha case: SC withdraws safety from arrest to ex-Kolkata prime cop, says no arrest for 7 days

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The Supreme Court docket was listening to a petition filed by the CBI looking for recall of its February 5, 2019 order granting interim safety from arrest to former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar within the Saradha chit fund case.

The Supreme Court docket Friday withdrew its order granting interim safety from arrest to former Kolkata Police Commissoner Rajeev Kumar within the Saradha chit fund case. The apex court docket, nonetheless, has given him seven days to hunt appropriate authorized cures.

“We have withdrawn the protection given to Rajeev Kumar vide order dated February 5. We are leaving it to the CBI to act in accordance with law,” the bench mentioned. “Our February 5 order will continue for seven days from today to enable Rajeev Kumar to approach the competent court for relief.”

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The SC was listening to a petition filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) looking for recall of its February 5, 2019 order granting interim safety from arrest to Kumar. The central company mentioned it wished to interrogate Kumar concerning allegations of making an attempt to tamper with proof within the case and “shield high and mighty”.

Kumar, who was earlier heading a Particular Investigation Group (SIT) probing the chit fund circumstances in West Bengal, had countered the petition claiming the CBI was making an attempt to “humiliate” him and that it was a case of “abuse of power” by the CBI.

Showing for Kumar, advocate Indira Jaising advised the bench, “He has already undergone 40 hours of interrogation. Custodial interrogation is only to humiliate him. It’s trial by media going on here.”

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