Kumar has cited strike of lawyers in West Bengal as the reason behind seeking an extension of the time period.
Meanwhile the CBI questioned Kolkata Police commissioner, Rajeev Kumar for the third day in connection with the chit fund case.
According to reports, the agency may confront him with former Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh who has also been called in today but a final call will be taken by the investigation officer who is present in Shillong.
Kumar will be interrogated by CBI sleuths at two locations — in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) office here and at an undisclosed location, he said.
The agency directed all the 10 officials to report to the Joint Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation in Kolkata. It also said the orders were taken after the approval from the CBI Director.
West Bengal has been in a state of tumult and turmoil since Sunday evening, when a CBI team reached Kolkata to investigate the city’s top cop in connection with Saradha scam and Rose valley chit fund scams.
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet approved the appointment of Shukla as the new CBI director for a period of two years from the date of assumption of charge of the office.