Supreme Court lifts stay on arrest of Rajeev Kumar
Bengal IPS officer has a week to appeal
Press Trust of India
The Supreme Court on Friday vacated its order granting protection from arrest to former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar in the Saradha chit fund scam case.
The court said its February 5 order granting interim protection to Mr. Kumar would continue for seven days from Friday 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 law.
An advocate appearing for the IPS officer said that as per the court order, Mr. Kumar could not be arrested in the next seven days.
“We have withdrawn the protection given to Rajeev Kumar vide order dated February 5,” the court said while pronouncing the order.
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