CBI summons IFS officer for questioning
Rakesh Kumar, allegedly involved in human trafficking, has been prolonging his stay in Munich on medical grounds.india Updated: Apr 11, 2006 17:48 IST
With senior IFS officer Rakesh Kumar, allegedly involved in human trafficking, prolonging his stay in Munich on medical grounds, the CBI on Tuesday decided to summon him for questioning.
Kumar, Special Secretary (Economic Relations), who has been named by the agency in its FIR as one of the suspects, got himself admitted in a hospital in Munich after he broke his journey while returning from Brazil.
Official sources said though most of the medical tests conducted on Kumar said he was normal, he has been insisting on staying in the hospital on one pretext or the other.
He has postponed his return home at least on three occasions so far, the sources said.
During a meeting here, CBI officials decided to send a notice to Kumar, a 1972 batch Indian Foreign Service officer, under Section 160 of the Criminal Procedure Code under which the investigating agency could summon any suspect or witness for questioning, the sources said.
The notice is likely to be served at Kumar's office in South Block on Wednesday.
Efforts to secure comments from Consular General of India in Munich JS Mukul did not fructify.
Meanwhile, the CBI was examining all the files secured by the agency from Berlin related to the case of disappearance of nine Indians immediately after their arrival there under the banner of a dance troupe 'Mehak Punjab Di'.
First Published: Apr 11, 2006 17:48 IST