The CBI had on February 4 moved the contempt petition in the Supreme Court against him for alleged non-cooperation in Saradha chit fund scam case.
Kumar, who is being quizzed by the CBI since Saturday in Shillong, made the plea after the investigating agency on Monday issued fresh summons to him in another Ponzi scam case. Kumar wrote to the CBI that he wants to comply with the SC directive. He also stated in the letter that he was ready to cooperate with the CBI and make himself available for questioning after February 18.
“With barely three working days left – the return journey to Kolkata will take one day – the police commissioner decided to write to the CBI,” claimed a source from the legal fraternity who is advising the commissioner.
Kumar has also told the CBI that he has to hand over the charge of the Kolkata CP to his successor before February 20, according to the new Election Commission directive. Kumar’s plea comes more than 24 hours after a special CBI team conducted a face-toface questioning of him and former TMC MP Kunal Ghosh, a man whom he had arrested on charges of being involved in the Saradha scam.
Ghosh was summoned as witness this time. Kolkata Police believe that dragging the questioning beyond the weekend, especially bringing him to sit in front of former Ghosh, smacks of an effort “to unduly delay the procedure and not understand the several duties conferred on his post.”