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The former Kolkata top cop is accused of allegedly withholding some documents related to Saradha and Rose Valley chit fund cases.
He was accused by the CBI of shielding the owners of the chit fund companies -- Saradha chit fund and Rose Valley chit fund and the people close to the ruling Trinamool Congress in the state.
The Kolkata Police chief, who has been accused of withholding some documents related to Saradha and Rose Valley chit fund cases, was being questioned by the CBI since Saturday.
The Kolkata Police chief, who has been accused of withholding some documents related to Saradha and Rose Valley chit fund cases, is being questioned by the CBI.
West Bengal chit fund scams: Kolkata Police chief faces CBI questioning for 11 hours on Tuesday, to face probe agency again on Wednesday
Kumar was examined along with former Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh for the past two days.
Police sources said Baskar Kumar was one of the three men arrested by the Kolkata police in connection with a fake ATM cards racket in West Bengal.
West Bengal chit fund scams: CBI grills Kolkata Police chief Rajeev Kumar, former TMC MP Kunal Ghosh for second day
The probe agency may confront Kumar with former Trinamool Congress MP, Kunal Ghosh, who has also been summoned to the CBI office in Oakland.
Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar was grilled for more than eight hours by sleuths of the Central Bureau of Investigation in Meghalaya capital Shillong on Saturday.
Three senior CBI officers questioned Kumar for nearly nine hours on Saturday about his alleged role in the tampering of crucial evidence in the scam, the officials said.
A CBI team from New Delhi also reached its office in Shillong to probe Kolkata's top cop.
Kolkata Police is looking into irregularities in financial dealings of Nageshwar Rao’s wife and daughter with Angela Mercantiles Pvt Ltd.
The direction followed the recent unprecedented bundling out of a team of CBI officers, which went to interrogate Kumar at his official residence, into a car by Kolkata Police.
The CBI wants to question Kumar, a 1989-batch IPS officer, as he was heading the SIT formed by West Bengal government to probe Saradha and other similar ponzi scheme cases.
According to sources in the central agency, Kumar is understood to have written to its officials stating his availability for questioning at its Shillong office this weekend.
The direction came a day after Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi sent a report to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on the situation prevailing in Kolkata.