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Saradha scam: SC to hear Rajeev Kumar’s plea seeking extension of protection tomorrow

PTI
Published : May 23, 2019, 12:13 pm IST
Updated : May 23, 2019, 12:13 pm IST

The former police commissioner was granted protection from arrest for a seven-day period which is expiring on May 24.

The Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear the fresh plea of former Kolkata police commissioner Rajeev Kumar seeking extension of protection from arrest in the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam. (Photo: File)
 The Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear the fresh plea of former Kolkata police commissioner Rajeev Kumar seeking extension of protection from arrest in the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam. (Photo: File)

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear the fresh plea of former Kolkata police commissioner Rajeev Kumar seeking extension of protection from arrest in the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam.

The former police commissioner was granted protection from arrest for a seven-day period which is expiring on May 24. The fresh plea for protection from arrest has been filed in view of the continuing state-wide lawyers' strike in West Bengal.

 

"All mentioning (of petitions for urgent hearing) are allowed. The petitions would be listed tomorrow," a vacation bench comprising Justices Arun Mishra and M R Shah told lawyers standing in a queue to mention their matters for urgent listing.

Kumar, in his fresh plea, has said the protection from arrest which was expiring on May 24, be extended till the lawyers' stir in the state ends. A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi had on May 17 vacated its earlier order granting protection from arrest to Kumar.  

Tags: saradha chit scam, supreme court, rajeev kumar, cji, ranjan gogoi
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