Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court, on Tuesday, extended the interim bail of IPS officer Rajeev Kumar involved in the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam to July 22, The Hindu reported.
Kumar was granted interim bail till July 10 in the month of May. He is posted as Additional Director General (Criminal Investigation Department). Kumar was asked to surrender his passport while granting bail.
Kumar’s counsel pleaded that he should be allowed to travel outside Kolkata given the nature of his work and his officiating role. Justice Asha Arora has queued the matter for hearing on July 15.
Kumar headed the Special Investigation Team that investigated the Saradha scam before the Central Bureau of Investigation took charge. The agency has alleged Kumar of suppressing evidences.