Kolkata: Banibrata Dutta replaced the controversial investigating officer Manoj Kumar of Rose Valley Scam probe by Enforcement Directorate (ED). ED has already removed Manoj Kumar after his alleged link with the wife of Rose Valley owner Gautam Kundu, Subhra Kundu.
Manoj Kumar, who has returned to Customs, was found to have checked in a Delhi hotel with Subhra Kundu, a co-accused, in the scam case in the CCTV footage of the hotel intercepted by Kolkata Police. Subhra was one of the directors of Rose Valley, a chit fund agency, which amassed a huge wealth by collecting money from thousands of small investors.
Amid the rumor of Manoj having been honey-trapped, Manoj later claimed that he went to Delhi with Subhra for the purpose of investigation. However, there was no corroboration from the ED on this account. ED’s own investigation revealed that Manoj had delayed the probe in Rose Valley which could lead to arrest of Subhra