Bribery case against Asthana: HC asks CBI to file timeline on need for sending Letters Rogatory to countries
Letters Rogatory are a formal request from a court to a foreign court for some judicial assistance.
On Wednesday, Justice Gupta had adjourned the matter as the probe agency had failed to serve a notice to the defence counsels.
It has filed the application for time extension on the expiry of 10 weeks it was granted by the high court on January 11.
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Justices Siddharth Mridul and Sangita Dhingra Sehgal's direction came while hearing Koneru's plea who apprehended he might be made an accused in the case.
Post of CBI chief has been lying vacant since January 10 after the unceremonious exit of Verma, who was engaged in a bitter fight with Gujarat-cadre IPS officer Rakesh Asthana over graft charges.
The Delhi High Court on January 11 had refused to quash the FIR lodged against Asthana on bribery allegations and set a 10-week deadline to complete the investigation.
After shunting out CBI chief Alok Verma, the government on Thursday curtailed the tenure of Asthana in the CBI with immediate effect.
The tenures of three more officers- Joint Director Arun Kumar Sharma, Deputy Inspector General Manish Kumar Sinha and Superintendent of Police Jayant J Naiknavare-have also been curtailed.
Justice Najmi Waziri also refused to quash the FIR lodged against CBI Deputy Superintendent Devender Kumar and alleged middleman Manoj Prasad.
Gupta, a 2006-batch UP-cadre IPS officer will be third investigation officer of the case against Asthana replacing Satish Dagar who was sent to Economic Offences Wing after Wednesday's orders.
CBI DIG MK Sinha was given charge of banking, securities and frauds cell, and AC-III unit, which is probing a corruption case against Asthana.
The CBI chief and his deputy Special Director Rakesh Asthana were sent on the forced leave over two months ago to stop the "kilkenny cat fight" between them.
Officials recalled the tense months when the agency's top officers were at loggerheads.