Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday issued a notice to the Investigating Officer (IO) Manoj Kumar, in charge of the Rose Valley chit fund scam, after a CCTV video surfaced allegedly showing him checking into a hotel in New Delhi with the estranged wife of the main accused Gautam Kundu last month.
The video footage has prompted the ED to order a probe into his role. The video* and photo grabs were aired by some news channels in Bengal.
The duo travelled together by air from Kolkata to Delhi last month and later checked into a hotel in the upscale Sunder Nagar area of New Delhi.
Earlier, the ED had said that it had ordered a probe into the incident and that a “strict disciplinary action” will follow if charges are proven true.
This CCTV footage was obtained by the Kolkata Police as part of its separate investigation into the activities of certain hawala dealers after note ban.
On Wednesday, the Kolkata Police quizzed the wife of Rose Valley owner Gautam Kundu, in connection with her alleged closeness to the official. The police personnel went to Subhra Kundu’s residence during and interrogated her for several hours.