A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court, comprising Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, Justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna, would be hearing the CBI’s pleas on Tuesday, 5 February, against Kolkata Police commissioner Rajeev Kumar and West Bengal government for alleged non-cooperation in a case connected with the Saradha chit fund scam.
Meanwhile, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee continued to sit on her ‘Save the Constitution’ dharna for the second day on Monday.
The state of West Bengal plunged into an unprecedented crisis on Sunday after a CBI team went to Kolkata Police chief Rajeev Kumar’s residence to question him in connection with ponzi scam cases, but was detained by the state police. The team was released later. Banerjee voiced her support for Kumar and slammed the BJP for attacking “federalism and the constitutional values” of the country.