Rajeev Kumar tells CBI names of politicians who were dropped by SIT probing Saradha scam
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) today recorded Kolkata Police Commissioner, Rajeev Kumar's statement for a third consecutive day in connection with allegedly tampering with evidence in the Saradha Scam.
India Today has learnt that during the questioning, Rajeev Kumar shifted the blame onto other officers of the SIT. According to sources, Kumar told CBI he was busy handling the Commissionerate in Bidhannagar.
Sources say, Rajeev Kumar also told CBI that the day-to-day affairs of the SIT were being handled by another SIT officer, Arnab Ghosh.
He told the CBI that Ghosh was well equipped since he had also served as a CBI officer.
Apart from Kumar, Kunal Ghosh was also examined on Monday, who according to sources admitted he was being pressurised by SIT Officers not to take names of any political leaders.
Sources said Ghosh claimed Rajeev Kumar was biased in the SIT's operations. Kunal maintained he had given relevant documents and names to the SIT regarding the investigation which was apparently overlooked by them.
Later in the afternoon, Rajeev Kumar and Kunal Ghosh were interrogating together.
Sources said that during questioning, Rajeev Kumar took names of political leaders whose names came up during the investigation that was being carried out by the SIT.
The names dropped by SIT headed by Rajeev Kumar have been recorded in his statement.
Agency sources maintain that CBI is still not convinced with Rajeev's response to tampering with evidence. The CBI will continue with his questioning for a fourth day on Tuesday.