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Delhi High Court restricts CBI from taking any action against Special director Rakesh Asthana until Oct 29

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 23 October 2018, 16:11 IST
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The ongoing war between the CBI's No.1 and No.2 has reached the gates of the Delhi High Court, which has restricted the CBI from taking any action against the Special Director Rakesh Asthana until October 29.

Delhi High Court has posted the matter for hearing on Monday, October 29th and until then no further proceedings can be made against the accused Rakesh. Also, on Monday, the CBI director Alok Verma will have to respond to the allegations levelled against him by Rakesh Asthana himself.

Earlier, Rakesh had complained to the Central Vigilance Commissioner that director Alok has been interfering in his matters of investigation and that he has taken a bribe.

Senior advocate appearing for Rakesh Asthana had submitted before the Delhi High Court that “this is a case of illegal registration of FIR against CBI Special Director based on a statement of an accused.”

The advocated added that “this matter is of great urgency. The person whose arrest was recommended by Asthana has now been made a complainant and based on his complaint this FIR has been filed. Any investigation without proper permission will be illegal.”

The counsel representing the CBI said that “Charges are very serious against the accused including that of bribery. Charges under prevention of corruption act along with criminal conspiracy. Charges of extortion and forgery will be added.”

 

Delhi High Court later added that all electronic records of the accused should be preserved including mobile phones, laptops etc.

It is pertinent to note that the CBI director Alok had yesterday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi regarding this issue.

Earlier, Rakesh had complained to the Central Vigilance Commissioner that director Alok has been interfering in his matters of investigation and that he has taken a bribe.

Also read: CBI director Alok Verma likely to move suspension against his deputy Rakesh Asthana; officer 

First published: 23 October 2018, 15:59 IST
 
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