The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to give an urgent hearing to applications moved by the CBI alleging destruction of electronic evidence related to the Saradha chit fund scam case by the Kolkata Police commissioner.
The top court will hear the probe agency’s applications on Tuesday.
The applications accusing Kolkata Police chief Rajeev Kumar of destroying evidence related to the case and of him indulging in contempt of court was mentioned by Solicitor General (SG) Tushar Mehta before a bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Sanjeev Khanna.
The bench said it is open for the Solicitor General or any other party to lay before the court any material or evidence to show that any West Bengal authority or police official is planning or trying to destroy evidence related to the case.
ANI quoted CJI Gogoi as saying, “If Kolkata Police Commissioner even remotely thinks of destroying evidence, bring the material before this Court. We will come down so heavily on him that he will regret.”
The probe agency, according to NDTV, also said Kumar is a “potential accused” in the investigation into chit fund scams in Bengal.
(With PTI inputs)