New Delhi: The Supreme Court will on Tuesday hear CBI’s applications over allegations that Kolkata police chief Rajeev Kumar might destroy electronic evidence in the Saradha chit fund scam case.
Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, pulling up CBI, asked Solicitor General Tushar Mehta to come back with evidence.
The bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Sanjeev Khanna said that it is open for the solicitor general or any other party to lay before the court any material or evidence showing any West Bengal authority is planning to destroy evidence linked to the case.
The CBI said it has moved the application after an 'extraordinary situation' has arisen where the top police officials are sitting on a dharna with a political party in Kolkata.
Taking note of his submissions the bench said, "if at all the evidence is destroyed, it is in electronic form and can be retrieved.”
Not only were the officers arrested, but the residence of Joint Director (East) Pankaj Shrivastav was also surrounded by the state police and his family was kept hostage, Mehta told the court.
When asked what the position on Monday morning was, he replied that senior CBI officials have been released.