HC fixes July 2 for hearing Rajeev Kumar's plea in Saradha case

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The Calcutta High Court today fixed July 2 for the hearing of former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar's plea seeking quashing of a notice served on him by the Central Bureau of Investigation. Justice Asha Arora scheduled the hearing of the petition filed by Kumar, now the West Bengal CID Additional Director General, after the CBI lawyer raised the matter before the court.

A vacation bench of the high court had, on 30th May last, granted protection from arrest and any coercive action to Kumar till 10th of July in the Saradha chit fund case. The court had granted the police officer a month's protection from the day of reopening of the court after the summer break and directed Kumar to deposit his passport within 24 hours of the passing of the order. He was also asked to cooperate with the CBI probe into the multi-crore-rupee chit fund case.

Kumar moved the Calcutta High Court seeking quashing of a CBI notice served on him over alleged suppression of facts in the Saradha case. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had served the notice on Kumar, asking him to appear before it for assisting in the probe into the case.

The Supreme Court had, on May 17, withdrawn the protection from arrest to Kumar, which it had granted earlier. (AIR NEWS)

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