Bail Denied To Alleged Middleman Arrested In Rakesh Asthana Case

Special CBI judge Santosh Snehi Mann denied bail to Manoj Prasad, saying the court cannot granted relief to him at this stage.

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Bail Denied To Alleged Middleman Arrested In Rakesh Asthana Case

Patiala House Court today dismissed the bail application of Manoj Prasad.


New Delhi: 

Delhi's Patiala House Court today dismissed the bail application of Manoj Prasad, an alleged middleman arrested in connection with bribery allegations involving the agency's Special Director Rakesh Asthana.

Special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) judge Santosh Snehi Mann denied bail to Prasad saying it was not a fit stage to grant him relief.

The agency had opposed the application saying that the accused was an influential person and if released on bail, he may tamper with the ongoing probe and flee from justice.

In his bail application, Manoj Prasad had said he was not required for the custodial interrogation and no purpose will be served by keeping him in further custody.

Manoj Prasad, arrested on October 17, is currently in judicial custody.

The court had on October 31 granted bail to co-accused and CBI's DSP Devender Kumar after the agency did not oppose his bail petition.

The CBI had registered an FIR against Rakesh Asthana and others on a written complaint of businessman Sathish Sana on October 15.

Besides Rakesh Asthana, Manoj Prasad and Devender Kumar, another alleged middleman Somesh Prasad has also been named as an accused in the case

The FIR had alleged that Devender Kumar, being the Investigating Officer (IO) in the case against meat exporter Moin Qureshi, was repeatedly calling the complainant to the CBI office to harass him and compel him to pay a bribe of Rs five crore for getting a clean chit in the case.

The complaint had also alleged that a part of the bribe was paid by Sathish Sana.



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