Saradha scam: The CBI had directed Rajeev Kumar to appear before its officials by 2 pm Monday, but he did not turn up at CGO complex office of the premier investigating agency in the Salt Lake area here.
Chatterjee, the MLA from Behala Paschim Assembly constituency in the southern part of the city of Kolkata, is among the most senior members of the Trinamool Congress, and considered close to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
Kumar's counsel Milan Mukherjee submitted before Justice Madhumati Mitra that the IPS officer has, on the other hand, been singled out among 121 officers of the West Bengal government-formed Special Investigation Team (SIT).
IPS officer Arnab Ghosh was the then Deputy Commissioner of Police (Detective Department) and one of the senior officers to probe the Saradha scam, while the cases were being investigated by Bidhannagar Police.
Ghosh had reached the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) office at the CGO complex in Salt Lake around 10 am after he was served summons. The interrogation continued late in the evening for more than nine hours, the sources said.
CID DSP Madhusudan Ghosh and Inspector Abhijit Mukhopadhyay met the CBI officials at around 11.30 am at the CGO complex in Kolkata to respond to the latter's notice, summoning the former top cop today at 10 am.