CBI Gets 4 More Months To Complete Probe In Rakesh Asthana Bribery Case

Rakesh Asthana was booked on the allegations of criminal conspiracy, corruption and criminal misconduct.

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CBI Gets 4 More Months To Complete Probe In Rakesh Asthana Bribery Case

CBI has got 4 months more to complete a probe in a bribery case involving Rakesh Asthana. (File)


New Delhi: 

The Delhi High Court has granted four more months to the Central Bureau of Investigation or CBI to complete its probe in a bribery case involving the agency's former special director Rakesh Asthana.

Justice Mukta Gupta allowed the CBI's plea seeking extension of time to complete its investigation in the case lodged against Mr Asthana, DSP Devender Kumar and middleman Manoj Prasad.

On January 11, the court had granted 10 weeks to the probe agency to complete its investigation.

The CBI had approached the high court after completion of 10 weeks time.

Mr Asthana was booked on the allegations of criminal conspiracy, corruption and criminal misconduct under relevant sections of Prevention of Corruption Act.

Mr Kumar, who was earlier the investigating officer in a case involving meat exporter Moin Qureshi, was arrested on the allegations of forgery in recording the statement of Hyderabad-based businessman Sathish Babu Sana, who had allegedly paid bribe to get relief in the case.

He was arrested on October 22, 2018 and granted bail on October 31.



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