The CBI wants custody of Kumar for destroying evidence in the Saradha chit fund scam.
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday gave former Kolkata commissioner Rajeev Kumar seven days to approach appropriate courts to seek protection from arrest by the Central Bureau of Investigation.
The CBI wants him for his alleged role in destroying evidence in connection with the Saradha chit fund case. The CBI has told the apex court that there is prima facie evidence that Kumar destroyed evidence to ‘shield the high and mighty’ involved in the scam.
The apex court said its February 5 order granting interim protection to Kumar will continue for seven days from Friday to enable him to approach the competent court for legal remedy.
A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi asked the CBI to act in accordance with law in the case.