The Alipore District and Sessions Court today rejected the anticipatory bail plea of former Kolkata police commissioner Rajeev Kumar, who is evading CBI summons in connection with the Saradha chit fund scam case. Kumar had filed the bail plea on Friday, a day after a city court had said that the CBI did not need a warrant to arrest him in the case.

Kumar, who is currently the additional director general (ADG) of the CID, had earlier failed to get relief from the Barasat District and Sessions Court on his anticipatory bail application in the case. The CBI had moved the Alipore court on Thursday, seeking an arrest warrant against Kumar.

The Alipore additional chief judicial magistrate had said that the CBI did not need an arrest warrant as the Supreme Court and Calcutta High Court had already lifted the bar on his arrest in the case. Kumar, the then Bidhannagar police commissioner, headed the special investigation team (SIT) set up by the state government to probe the Saradha scam.