Former Police Commissioner of Kolkata, Rajeev Kumar might face serious investigation as apex court on Tuesday made serious concern over status report, which CBI freshly filed before Supreme Court, carried some revelations by Kumar during recent interrogation.
Supreme Court on Tuesday termed it cannot close its eyes if some “very very serious facts” are disclosed to it.
A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi directed the central investigation agency to file an application seeking appropriate relief against Kumar, who had earlier headed the state SIT on the chit fund scam. Before the case taking over by CBI, the body had investigated the scam. The court also maintained that as the report was filed in a sealed cover, it cannot pass any order at the moment without hearing the other side.
The bench which also comprised Justice Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna, granted ten days to the probe agency for filing the application. Kumar and others could respond to the plea seven days thereafter. The apex court was hearing the CBI contempt application against various senior officials of the West Bengal government including the State’s DGP and then Kolkata police chief on the ground of non-cooperation in its probe ad alleged destruction of evidence.