The BJP on Tuesday hailed the Supreme Court order, directing Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar to make himself available before the CBI, as a blow to the Mamata Banerjee-led government in West Bengal and a moral victory for the investigating agency.
The apex court directed Kumar to appear before the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) agency in connection with the Saradha cheat fund case. The SC said Kumar will appear before the agency in the Meghalaya capital Shillong. The court also said no coercive steps, including the arrest of the Kolkata police chief, will take place during the course of the investigation.
Speaking after the verdict Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said the matter shouldn’t be politicised and slammed the state government. He called it a great moral victory for the CBI.