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The former police chief is accused of allegedly withholding some documents related to Saradha and Rose Valley chit fund cases and was summoned by the CBI in connection with the scams in Shillong.

The Kolkata Police chief, who was accused of withholding some documents related to these chit fund cases, was being questioned by the probing agency since Saturday.

Though, the Attorney General KK Venugopal's tried to save Rao, saying he made an error of judgment in transferring Joint Director AK Sharma without court's order and that it was not wilful, but, CJI demanded to know why the court's prior permission was not sought for this.

Previously, the Rajnath Singh-led Ministry of Home Affairs had earlier ordered the West Bengal government to take action against Kolkata Commissioner of Police, Rajeev Kumar, for violating the All India Service (Conduct) Rules by sitting on a 'dharna' organised by CM and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee.

The apex court directed Kumar to appear before the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with the Saradha chit fund case at a "mutual place" and asked the agency not to take any coercive action against the officer, including arrest.

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However, one of the three-membered selection committee members, Mallikarjun Kharge, on Saturday, sent a dissent note to Prime Minister Narendra Modi over Rishi's appointment as the new CBI Director. 

“Mallikarjun Kharge dissented once again in the appointment of the new CBI director. Kharge dissents regularly. He dissented when Alok Verma was appointed, dissented when Alok Verma was transferred and has now dissented when R K Shukla has been appointed,” Jaitley on Facebook.