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Saradha case: Supreme Court asks CBI to produce evidence against Rajeev Kumar

The bench asked Mehta to bring evidence to show that Kumar was remotely involved in destruction or disappearance of evidence in the cash deposit mobilising scheme

By PTI in New Delhi
  • Published 30.04.19, 12:48 PM
  • Updated 30.04.19, 12:48 PM
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The apex court was hearing CBI's application in which the agency was seeking custodial interrogation of Rajeev Kumar (in picture) on grounds that he had given evasive replies during questioning. Telegraph picture

The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the CBI to present evidence for seeking custodial interrogation of former Calcutta Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar, who was earlier heading the West Bengal Police SIT probing the Saradha cash deposit mobilising scheme.

A bench of Justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna, headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, asked solicitor general Tushar Mehta, appearing for the Central Bureau of Investigation, to show that its request for seeking custodial interrogation of Kumar was bonafide and was in the interest of justice.

The bench asked Mehta to bring evidence to show that Kumar was remotely involved in destruction or disappearance of evidence in the cash deposit mobilising scheme.

Mehta told the court that he will file the evidence against Kumar by Wednesday. The bench listed the matter for further hearing on the same day.

The court was hearing CBI's application in which the agency was seeking custodial interrogation of Kumar on grounds that he had given evasive replies during questioning.