CBI Director Alok Verma (Left) and Special Director Rakesh Asthana (Right)

CBI’s No 1 and 2 blame each other before Chief Vigilance Commissioner

New Delhi :  CBI Director Alok Verma and his deputy and Special Director Rakesh Asthana on Friday blamed each other for corruption while defending themselves as they deposed before a panel headed by Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) K.V. Chowdary. In an hour-long examination before the enquiry committee comprising Chowdary, retired Supreme Court judge A.K. Patnaik […]

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CBI officer moves HC against Rakesh Asthana’s plea seeking FIR quashing

New Delhi : CBI Additional Superintendent of Police S.S. Gurm on Wednesday moved the Delhi High Court alleging that the agency’s Special Director Rakesh Asthana was misleading the court and urged it to dump Asthana’s plea seeking to quash the FIR against him (Asthana). “The applicant (Gurm) herein is extremely anguished at the misrepresentation of […]

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Rakesh Asthana case: SC won’t interfere in questioning of complainant

New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to interfere with the questioning of a complainant in a bribery case relating to CBI Special Director Rakesh Asthana. Hyderabad-based businessman Satish Sana Babu had claimed that he paid Rs 2 crore for being dropped from a case relating to meat exporter Moin Qureshi, which is […]

CBI Special Director Rakesh Asthana (File Photo/Facebook)

HC slams CBI for not filing reply in case involving Special Director Rakesh Asthana

New Delhi : The Delhi High Court on Monday slammed the Central Bureau of Investigation for failing to file a reply on its Special Director Rakesh Asthana’s plea seeking quashing of an FIR against him. Justice Najmi Waziri extended the interim protection from arrest granted to Asthana till November 1 and said that the October […]

Rakesh Asthana (File Photo/Facebook)

CBI recasts team probing case involving its Special Director Rakesh Asthana

New Delhi : Shortly after assuming charge of CBI, Joint Director M. Nageshwar Rao constituted a new team to probe bribery allegation against its Special Director Rakesh Asthana, who has been at war with sidelined Director Alok Verma. The agency’s move came after the Centre virtually sacked CBI Director Alok Verma by asking him to […]