'Something very serious' against ex-Kolkata Police Commissioner: Supreme Court
New Delhi : Supreme Court on Tuesday said that Central Bureau of Investigation report has revealed something 'very, very serious' against the former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar.
Rajeev Kumar has been asked to reply within 10 days on the CBI status report. The SC bench, headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, said, "We will later determine the charges and counter-charges after hearing from both the sides."
The bench said that CBI status report was given in a sealed cover and they cannot pass any order without hearing the other side.
In its last hearing, the Supreme Court had directed CBI Director Rishi Kumar Shukla to provide information in support of tampering and destruction of call data records by Kumar, who was then heading the West Bengal Special Investigation Team (SIT) while probing the chit fund case.
Rajeev Kumar was posted as ADG and IGP, Criminal Investigation Department (CID), West Bengal after allegations of his involvement in the Saradha scam. Anuj Sharma was appointed as the new Kolkata Police Commissioner in Kumar’s place.