Former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar doesn’t have the no-arrest protection from High Court anymore as on Friday Court directed Kumar to comply with CBI investigation and appear before it at 10 AM on Saturday in connection to Saradha case. Justice Madhumati Mitra’s order observes that Article 21 of the Constitution doesn’t prohibit arrest on the reasonable ground and all are equal and one cannot seek special treatment. This implies that Kumar has to present himself before CBI and doesn’t have legal blanket against arrest by CBI if they enforce.
Till now Kumar was getting legal protection against arrest by High Court in Saradha case as Kumar had accused CBI of singling him out. The court observed that the senior officers have also been questioned by CBI in this case and its duty of an officer to co-operate with the investigation. Kumar has options to knock at Supreme Court or seek anticipatory bail from High Court while CBI is waiting for Kumar's next move and most likely exploring their legal options.