Kunal Ghosh writes to CBI accusing Rajeev Kumar of tampering with evidence

12 Feb 2019

Former Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Kunal Ghosh, who was jointly questioned with Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar by the CBI in connection with the Saradha chit fund scam, wrote to the probe agency on Tuesday, accusing the top police officer of tampering with the new evidence that has emerged in the case in Shillong.
Ghosh, whose two-day questioning ended on Monday, demanded that he should jointly be interrogated with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Mukul Roy as it might be helpful for the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). "I have written a letter to the CBI, where I have categorically accused Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar of tampering with the evidence that has emerged in the chit fund case during the joint questioning with me in Shillong. "Kumar is leaking whatever I had said during the joint interrogation with him (at Shillong) and is instructing his subordinate officers to tamper with that evidence. I have received information regarding it. I request the CBI to take immediate action so that the tampering of evidence is stopped," Ghosh told news agency PTI.
When contacted, Kolkata Police officials said they were yet to receive any query from the central probe agency. "If we get any (query from CBI), we will answer it," a senior Kolkata Police official said. Ghosh claimed that several key persons were still out of the purview of the CBI investigation into the multi-crore-rupee scam. (PTI)