The CBI, in its application against Rajeev Kumar said it had substantial material to exercise its power of arrest “without warrant”.

A team of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officials reached Delhi on Monday with the documents the agency is required to submit before the Supreme Court in support of the petition against the Kolkata Commissioner of Police Rajeev Kumar in connection with the chit-fund cases.

The matter is scheduled to come up for hearing on Tuesday.

The new CBI Director, Rishi Kumar Shukla, who took charge on Monday, remained tight-lipped on the issue during his first interaction with the media.

The CBI, in its application against the Police Commissioner, said it had substantial material to exercise its power of arrest “without warrant”.

However, in the same application, the CBI said all the evidence pertaining to its submissions were lying in its Kolkata office and they could not be presented due to paucity of time and the “unprecedented events” that had taken place.

“It is submitted that the local police did not permit even authorised officials of the CBI to enter the office. In effect, the West Bengal Police had laid siege to the CBI’s Kolkata office,” it alleged.

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