Rajeev Kumar gets one month protection from arrest

Wednesday 05th June 2019 06:04 EDT

Calcutta High Court has granted ADG, CID Rajeev Kumar a month's protection from arrest from date of reopening of court on June 10 after Kumar, the former Kolkata police commissioner, moved the Calcutta High Court seeking the quashing of a notice issued against him by the CBI in connection with the Saradha chit fund case. Justice Pratik Prakash Banerjee granted leave to Kumar's counsel for filing a petition in the registry of the court. Kumar's counsel had moved the vacation bench of the high court earlier in the day, and prayed for leave to file the petition. Besides issuing summons, the CBI had issued a lookout notice against Kumar and directed all airports and immigration authorities to alert the agency if they spot him leaving the country. Kumar was heading the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of West Bengal Police before the CBI took over the case.

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