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IndiaDelhi high court refuses to cancel bribery case against CBI No. 2 Rakesh Asthana

12:15  11 january  2019
12:15  11 january  2019 Source:   hindustantimes.com

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Meanwhile, the Delhi High Court on Monday ordered the CBI to maintain status quo till November 1 on proceedings against its Special CBI has lodged FIR against Asthana and Kumar in connection with bribery allegations. Delhi HC Refuses to Stay Proceedings Against Rakesh Asthana .

The Central Bureau of Investigation has named its second -in-command Rakesh Asthana as an accused in a bribery case along with another agency The CBI Director is learnt to have written to the CVC on October 18 and 19 about the FIR registered against Mr. Asthana . In August this year, Mr

The Delhi High Court court has refused to cancel bribery case against CBI No. 2 Rakesh Asthana and ordered the invest. The court has directed the CBI to complete the investigation within 10 weeks and file a charge sheet.

Delhi high court refuses to cancel bribery case against CBI No. 2 Rakesh Asthana © Provided by Hindustan Times

The high court also rejected the contention that the CBI should have taken the government’s sanction before registering the case, underlining that when a cognisable offence is alleged to have been committed, there must be a probe.

In his petition, Asthana had challenged the FIR saying it was motivated at the behest of his boss, CBI director Alok Verma who was sacked by the government on Thursday.

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The Supreme Court Friday refused to hear a petition filed by CBI Special Director Rakesh Asthana challenging his removal by the government amid a massive infighting within the Asthana had on Tuesday approached the Delhi High Court for quashing of an FIR lodged against him by Verma.

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Justice Najmi Waziri had reserved the order on December 20 after hearing arguments from all sides, including Asthana, ousted CBI director Alok Verma, deputy superintendent of police Devender Kumar and the agency. Asthana, Kumar and an alleged middleman Manoj Prasad had moved court seeking the quashing of the FIR against them.

The case was lodged against Asthana and Kumar on the complaint of Hyderabad-based businessman Sana Satish Babu, who contended that the two demanded a bribe to get relief in a case related to meat-exporter Moin Qureshi.

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The investigation was led by Asthana, who along with Verma was sent on forced leave on October 23.

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The Central Bureau of Investigation or CBI was taken to court today by its Number 2 officer Rakesh Asthana , who challenged bribery charges against him and asked for protection from arrest. He will not be arrested at least till Monday -- when the case is taken up next -- the Delhi High Court said

The CBI on Thursday told the Delhi High Court that the FIR on bribery allegations against Special Director Rakesh Asthana and others shows cognisable offences. The agency opposed Asthana 's plea seeking quashing of the FIR and said a roving inquiry at this stage was not permissible.

The CBI versus CBI case turned vicious after Asthana complained to the cabinet secretary against Verma last August. The CBI had, however, filed an FIR against Asthana on October 15. Asthana has alleged that a bribe of Rs 2 crore was paid to Verma by Sana, who is also a co-accused in several cases under probe against Qureshi.

Asthana’s counsel Amarendra Sharan had contended in the high court that prior sanction was required under section 17A of Prevention of Corruption (PC) Act to act against the official.


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He also maintained that the agency registered the FIR despite Central Vigilance Committee (CVC) directions not to take any action.

The CBI, represented by ASG Vikramjit Banerjee, had submitted that the sanction was not required. It said legal opinion was taken from several persons before registration the FIR.

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Special CBI director Rakesh Asthana on Tuesday moved the Delhi HC against the FIR against him in a bribery case . Asthana has sought the high court 's direction that no coercive action be taken against him. The CBI on Monday arrested its DSP Devender Kumar in connection with bribery

CBI special director Asthana had approached the Delhi High Court to seek protection against arrest. Asthana ’s petition comes hours after CBI officer Asthana ’s petition comes hours after CBI officer Devender Kumar, who was arrested yesterday, asked the high court to cancel the bribery case filed

Meanwhile, CBI DSP Devender Kumar moved the HC against the reversal of transfer orders by Verma. Kumar, who is out on bail, was arrested over allegations of fabricating a witness’s statement.

On his last day as the CBI chief, Verma on Thursday ordered seven more transfers; in all he ordered over two dozen transfers in the two days he spent as CBI director after being reinstated by the Supreme Court.

On Wednesday, he revoked all transfers, barring two, ordered by interim director M Nageswara Rao.

It in effect meant that all the officials who were probing corruption charges against his deputy Rakesh Asthana prior to October 24, when both were sent on leave by the government after an internecine feud, were back to complete the investigation.

With Thursday’s transfers, Verma ensured that the two supervisory officials – joint director V Murugesan and deputy inspector general Tarun Gauba – will continue to supervise the probe against Asthana. But he changed the lead investigator in the case and brought in superintendent of police Mohit Gupta.

Verma was transferred from the CBI on Thursday based on a CVC inquiry report which recommended a criminal probe against him and termed his conduct suspicious in the Moin Qureshi case.

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