Mamata Banerjee Kolkata protest
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav and DMK Rajya Sabha MP Kanimozhi meets West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during a sit-in (dharna) demonstration over the CBI's attempt to question Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar in connection with a Ponzi scheme scam, near the Metro Channel in Kolkata on Feb 4, 2019.IANS

A Supreme Court bench led by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi will hear the pleas by the Central Bureau of Intelligence (CBI) against the West Bengal government and Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar. 

On February 3, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had called for a dharna protesting against the CBI's interrogation of Rajeev Kumar. She said that the protest was a bid to save the "Constitution and country".

Opposition leaders such as RJD chief Tejashwi Yadav and DMK leader Kanimozhi have gone to Kolkata to show their support for Mamata Banerjee.  

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2019-02-0511:37 (IST)

Next hearing date set for February 20

The Supreme Court has set the next date of hearing on February 20, 2019, Wednesday. 

2019-02-0511:30 (IST)

Kumar will be questioned in Shillong

The Supreme Court has asked Rajeev Kumar to make himself available for the CBI's questioning regarding the Sharadha Chit scam case. 

2019-02-0511:24 (IST)

Mamata celebrates SC move banning Rajeev Kumar's arrest

During her dharna in Kolkata, West Bengal Chief Minister, Mamata Banerjee welcomed the Supreme Court's order to bar the Kolkata Police Commisioner's arrest. She said, "We really welcome the [Supreme Court's] verdict. It is absolutely correct. Our case is very strong. We never said we will not cooperate. This is political vendetta: Mamata Banerjee

While talking to the reporters on the topic of ending the protest, she said, "Let me talk to my leaders. I don't go alone, we don't go alone. N Chandrababu Naidu is coming. Will consult him. Will consult Naveen Patnaik also because he gave his support. We respect each other.

Banerjee added, "No one is the big boss of this country. Democracy is the big boss of this country. I am not pleading for Rajeev Kumar. I am pleading for millions of people of this country."

2019-02-0511:07 (IST)

police Commissioner cannot be arrested: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court directed Rajeev Kumar and the West Bengal government to appear before the court. They also ordered him to cooperate with the investigation. 

The Chief Secretary of the Director General of Police has been ordered to file a reply. 

2019-02-0510:51 (IST)

Police Commissioner should appear before the SC: Ranjan Gogoi

The Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi has ordered the Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar to appear before the SC panel. 

2019-02-0510:48 (IST)

Calcutta High Court will hear the matter on Thursday

Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar moved the Calcutta High Court against the CBI. 

The High Court said on Tuesday that it will hear the matter on Thursday. 

2019-02-0510:46 (IST)

WB police protecting accused in Sharadha Scam case: CBI

In an affidavit submitted to the Supreme Court, the CBI stated that the West Bengal branch of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) protected the private companies which donated to the Trinamool Congress. 

Evidence such as documents, laptops, mobile phones were given to the main accused in the Sharadha scam under the orders of Rajeev Kumar

2019-02-0510:41 (IST)

Hearing begins in the Supreme Court

Attorney General KK Venugopal begins his argument for the CBI. 

2019-02-0510:38 (IST)

SC to hear the case at 10:45 am

The Supreme Court will hear the pleas filed by the CBI against Kolkata police commissioner Rajeev Kumar and the Mamata Banerjee government for non-cooperation at 10:45 am.