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‘CAB will affect not only NE, but the country as a whole’: CM reiterates opinion on controversial Bill

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SHILLONG/NEW DELHI, February 12, 2019: Meghalaya chief minister Conrad Sangma has reiterated his opinion on the controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill, stating that together with other political leaders of north-eastern parties, he is vehemently opposed to the decision of the Narendra Modi government to table the bill in the Rajya Sabha today.

CBI to question Kolkata police chief again today

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Shillong, Feb 11 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has again summoned Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar on Tuesday after questioning him on Monday along with former Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh in connection with the Saradha and Rose Valley chit fund scams.

Bags of marijuana found abandoned in Khlieh Iewduh

SHILLONG | Feb 11, 2019:

Shillong Police on Saturday received several abandoned bags containing marijuana at Khlieh Iewduh, the busiest market in the city.

CBI completes questioning of ex MP; Kolkata Police Chief to remain in Shillong

SHILLONG | Feb 11, 2019:

Kolkata Police Commissioner, Rajeev Kumar will continue to remain in Shillong as the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is yet to complete the process of questioning on the third day today and will resume the interrogation tomorrow.

Meghalaya CM flies to Delhi to seek support against Citizenship Bill

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Shillong, Feb 10 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Sunday flew to New Delhi to seek support of various political parties in opposing the Citizenship Bill, which is likely to be tabled in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday.

Meghalaya: CBI grills Kolkata police Chief, former TMC MP on 2nd day in Shillong

Shillong | February 10, 2019

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is questioning Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar for the second consecutive day in Shillong on Sunday in connection with the chit fund scam cases. Though Kumar had insisted on the questioning being videographed, reports suggest that there is no video recording being done of the interrogation.

Former TMC MP Kunal Ghosh was also questioned for upto 8 hours at the CBI office in Shillong today in connection with the Saradha Chit Fund Scam. Ghosh, who was arrested in November 2013 was granted interim bail by the Calcutta High Court in 2016, arrived at the office at 10 am, while Kumar reached half an hour later.

The questioning is being held at the CBI office in Shillong after the Supreme Court had ordered that a ‘neutral’ place be selected for the interrogation.

On Saturday, the CBI had interrogated Kumar for eight hours for “withholding and tampering important documents” in the scams.

Sources in the agency revealed that a 22-page questionnaire was prepared by the agency to question him. He has been asked to come for questioning again on Sunday to get more details on the investigation that was carried out by the Special Investigation Team (SIT), headed by Kumar.

As per sources, Kumar had insisted that the entire proceedings be recorded, leaving no scope for the agency to allege non-cooperation on his part. “He had always been cooperating with the agency. He insisted that the agency record the session so that no allegations surface against him that he did not cooperate. The agency had agreed to his request and the entire 8-hour session was video recorded,” said an officer close to him.

The CBI had claimed in the apex court that Kumar allegedly tampered crucial evidence in the Rose Valley and Saradha chit fund scam. In line with the order, the apex court had asked him to ‘cooperate’ with the officers of the CBI.

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