Republic TV confronted Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar on the allegations against him in the Saradha chitfund scam after he landed in Shillong on Friday.
The Senior News Editor of Republic TV Shawan Sen was the only journalist to have confronted the top cop over the Saradha chitfund case.
He also demanded an answer on the Mamata Banerjee-led government's threat to file a case against Republic TV's Editor-In-Chief Arnab Goswami over the reporting of the stand-off between CBI and the Kolkata Police over the agency coming to question the city top cop in the case.
Shawan Sen: Sir, why not sir? We deserve at least one answer, you have already sent a notice to Republic TV, Sir, we are doing our duty Sir. Why are we being questioned? At least, we are carrying out our investigation sir. (Journalists together- one response Sir). Sir, can we have some off-record conversation, Sir? Without a camera?
(Journalists - bahut badhiyan)
Shawan Sen: Mr Kumar, just respond once. There have been some serious allegations, Sir. Mr Kumar, there have been serious allegations. Would you at least respond, Sir? Mr Kumar, would you respond? There have been serious allegations. You have threatened the media, Sir, you have sent notices to us. Sir, Sir, Sir?
The Supreme Court on Tuesday had given a go-ahead to CBI to probe the Kolkata Commissioner of Police Rajeev Kumar in the Saradha chitfund scam.
The CBI had approached the apex court after the Mamata Banerjee government had blocked the agency's officers on Sunday from investigating Kolkata CP Rajeev Kumar in the Saradha chitfund scam.
The three-judge bench comprising of CJI Ranjan Gogoi, Justice Deepak Gupta and Justice Sanjeev Khanna took up the matter on Tuesday, and ruled that Rajeev Kumar should make himself available in front of the CBI for investigation, though, the investigative agency cannot arrest him at the present moment.
Further, the apex court ruled that the meeting between the Kolkata CP and CBI will take place in Shillong.
It also issued notices to West Bengal Chief Secretary, the DGP, and Rajeev Kumar in relation to the contempt of court plea by the Attorney General KK Venugopal, who was representing the CBI.