Before lodging FIR against Agrawal and other unnamed Kolkata police personnel on Thursday, the CBI had conducted a Preliminary Enquiry (PE) initiated after the Jharkhand HC order on November 20 last year.

In a statement on CBI on Thursday said: “…PE revealed that businessman Agarwal induced lawyer Kumar to use his good contacts with Judges and get the PIL matter dismissed…and handed over Rs. 50 Lacs to …and got him (lawyer Kumar) trapped by the Kolkata Police. PE further revealed that the FIR at Hare Street Police Station was registered under Prevention of Corruption Act (at Agarwal’s instance) without mentioning name of any public servant or unknown public servants in the FIR…Hence, a prima facie offence of criminal conspiracy read with PC Act is made out against Agarwal, Unknown Officers of Kolkata Police.”

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