In its efforts to bring light to the Saradha chit fund scam, the CBI will conduct a joint-interrogation of former TMC leader Kunal Ghosh and Kolkata Commissioner of Police (CP), Rajeev Kumar in Shillong on Sunday.
Rajeev Kumar, who was interrogated by the country's topmost investigative agency on Friday and Saturday, will come face to face and questioned with the very same individual who had made some stunning revelations in the sting operation conducted by Republic TV.
The CBI had on September 7 confirmed that they will bring in Ghosh for further investigation in order to crack the scam. The summon came just three days after he was caught on camera spilling beans on the role of some TMC leaders in the multi-crore scam. Ghosh had even mentioned the name of Rajeev Kumar, accusing West Bengal's top cop of destroying the evidence relating to the Saradha scam.
"He distorted them. He distorted the Saradha evidence. What was found is that all the documents that were distorted were not getting reflected. Suppose I submit some documents and suppose there is a big name in it..he won't show it in any list. He won't take action. But he will call the person and interrogate the person," Kunal Ghosh had said.
As for Rajeev Kumar, he was interrogated by the agency for eight hours on both Friday and Saturday, which came about after the Supreme Court on February 5 ordered the Kolkata CP to appear before the CBI in a neutral place, Shillong.
It all begun on February 3, when the CBI had reached the residence of Rajeev Kumar to investigate him in the Saradha scam. But in a strange turn of events, the Kolkata cops surrounded the 40 CBI officers and took them under custody.
The cops alleged that the investigative agency did not have any warrant against Rajeev Kumar. They were backed by state CM Mamata Banerjee, who sat on a dharna later that night - attended by the Kolkata CP himself - and protested against the CBI.
Amid the stand-off, the CBI moved Supreme Court alleging Rajeev Kumar had tampered with the evidence in the scam, and that he had as the SIT head constituted to look into the case, obstructed justice.