SC withdraws protection from arrest to ex-Kolkata Commissioner Rajeev Kumar

Former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar (File Photo : IANS)

The Supreme Court on Friday withdrew its interim protection granted to former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar from arrest by CBI over his alleged role in destroying evidence in Saradha chit fund case, reported news agency ANI.

The investigating agency has accused Kumar of tampering with evidence to shield powerful politicians.

The apex court also gave Rajeev Kumar seven days to get anticipatory bail from an appropriate court, Hindustan Times reported. During these seven days, Kumar will continue to get protection from arrest.

The court was hearing the CBI plea seeking vacation of the order which granted interim protection from arrest to Rajeev Kumar.

While vacating its February 5 order granting the interim protection to Kumar, the apex court also expressed concern over the manner in which the chit fund cases panned out.

Updated on: May 17, 2019 at 11:48 IST

By EP Web Desk

(With Inputs From IANS)

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