'Being targeted due to mala fide intent of ex-interim CBI chief'
New Delhi: Former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar alleged in the Supreme Court that CBI targeted him in the Saradha Chit fund case due to "mala fide intent" and "conflict of interest" of former interim CBI director M Nageshwara Rao as his family members were under the scanner post-demonetisation.
Kumar alleged that post demonetisation in November 2016, investigation was initiated into some shell companies that prima facie were involved in receiving massive deposits and an FIR was registered.
During the probe of shell companies, the role of one firm Agela Mercantiles Pvt Ltd came under the scanner for collecting money from public unauthorisedly, he said, alleging that during a further investigation of the case names of wife and daughter of Rao have come to light and the matter is being further probed.
"The mala fide intent of the petitioner/CBI herein especially in light of the fact that February 3, 2019, a Sunday, was the last day in office of the interim CBI Director, is writ large on account of the conflict of interest, in the instant matter," Kumar said in his 89-page affidavit.