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Kolkata Police chief lands in Shillong

SHILLONG: Kolkata Police leader Rajeev Kumar reached Shillong on Friday afternoon accompanied via top town cops and a felony adviser. Kumar was once escorted via the Meghalaya Police to a visitor area in Oakland, slightly 5 kilometres from where he will appear prior to the CBI on Saturday morning.

The police leader was once whisked away in probably the most two automobiles waiting at the Shillong airport after Air India’s 85-minute direct flight to the Meghalaya capital landed at three.35 pm. Kumar, who is accompanied via additional CP (1) Jawed Shamim and DCP (STF) Murlidhar Sharma, refused to speak to the media. Former Mizoram attorney normal Biswajit Deb, now a Trinamool Congress observer, also accompanied him.

A crack CBI group, flown in from around the nation, will query Kumar at its administrative center positioned a few hundred metres from the town centre. The CBI group could be directly led via joint director (Kolkata zone) Pankaj Srivastava, and SP Partha Mukherjee (who filed the affidavit towards Kumar in Supreme Court), while deputy SP Tathagata Bardhan will probably be directly accountable for framing the questions. “We will stay Delhi headquarters in the loop. They can all the time seek clarifications through us. The top brass in the capital is tracking each and every building right here,” stated a CBI supply.

The CBI questioning is likely to hinge on 3 important issues. One, the raids and seizures made at Saradha headquarters at Midland Park (when Kumar was once CP Bidhannagar) immediately after Saradha boss Sudipta Sen and aide Debjani Mukherjee went underground. Two, whether or not proof in the type of a pink diary and pen-drives (documents of a crucial cement manufacturing facility deal are reportedly preserved in one in all them) was once intentionally suppressed, and 3rd, if false and unsuitable proof was once placed prior to CBI via the now-defunct SIT.

The CBI administrative center in Shillong was once buzzing until late evening with officers making last-minute consultations. The questioning will probably be video-recorded and Kumar can also be requested to position some of his responses in writing.

While CBI refused to say if the questioning will drag for more than an afternoon, they hinted the grilling will touch more than one crucial issues that “might take time to be untangled”.

The CBI groups arrived in Shillong in batches. In truth, a number of contributors of the agency had an extended day on Friday having travelled to Kolkata and attending a 10 am meeting prior to taking flights to both Shillong or Guwahati.

Passengers who travelled in the same 2.10pm Air India flight as Kumar stated the top cop sat at the entrance and rarely interacted. Midway through the flight regardless that, Murlidhar who was once sitting with the CP exchanged seat with Shamim. “They stored to themselves and didn't ask for the rest from flight attendants. They were given off as soon as the plane landed,” claimed a passenger who sat two rows behind them.

The buzz at Lalbazar regardless that was once that the commissioner plans to be back in the subsequent couple of days. The Kolkata Police group regardless that didn't engage with the waiting media at each airports. Sources close to the officers stated they have brought alongside a number of documents that they will review one last time on Friday evening.

Kolkata cops had been assured of refuting all the CBI fees. “We had instructed them immediately after the Supreme Court order that we're able for recording our remark on February eight. We have arrived right here armed with proof,” stated a senior police officer.

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