Rajeev Kumar, a 1989-batch IPS officer is accused of being involved in tampering of evidence, and attempting to protect certain politicians from the investigation in the Rs 2,500-crore Saradha chit fund scam
The Shillong Times editor and publisher were also imposed with a fine of Rs 2 lakh each in a contempt of court case related to an article published by the newspaper on perks and facilities for retired judges and their families.
The probe agency may confront Kumar with former Trinamool Congress MP, Kunal Ghosh, who has also been summoned to the CBI office in Oakland, in connection with the Rose Valley and Saradha chit fund scams.
The fresh accident at Mooknor, Jalyiah village, about 5 km from the district headquarters in East Jaintia Hills, came to light after one Philip Bareh filed a report that his nephew Elad Bareh (26) had been missing from his home since Friday.
Over a dozen miners were reportedly trapped inside a mine in Meghalaya on December 13 after water from nearby Lytein river gushed into the illegal coal pit. All efforts made by the district authorities to trace them have been futile over the pastseven days.