The Supreme Court on Friday vacated its order granting protection from arrest to former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar over his alleged role in destroying evidence in Saradha chit fund case.
The apex court has given seven days to the former Kolkata Police Commissioner to seek legal remedies.
The apex court said its February 5 order granting interim protection to Kumar will continue for seven days from today to enable him to approach the competent court for legal remedy.
A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi asked the CBI to act in accordance with the law in the case.
In 2013, after the scam came to light, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee formed a Special Investigation Team led by Rajeev Kumar, now the Calcutta Police Commissioner and in the eye of the storm over the latest confrontation between the central and state governments.
The Supreme Court had transferred the investigation into the Saradha and other Ponzi schemes to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in 2014 citing inter-state implications and possible international money laundering.