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Delhi HC directs CBI to maintain status quo on proceedings against Rakesh Asthana till November 1

The Delhi High Court continues its order to maintain status quo on proceedings against Rakesh Asthana till November 1 and granted CBI more time to reply.

Published: 29th October 2018 03:07 PM  |   Last Updated: 29th October 2018 03:46 PM   |  A+A-

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CBI Special Director Rakesh Asthana who was sent on leave by government till November 1(Photo | Twitter)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Monday ordered the CBI to maintain status quo on proceedings against its Special Director Rakesh Asthana, who was sent on leave by government till November 1.

A bench of Justice Najmi Waziri questioned the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for not filing reply to pleas of Asthana and another official Devender Kumar, Deputy Superintendent of Police, seeking quashing of FIR lodged against them.

CBI has lodged FIR against Asthana and Kumar in connection with bribery allegations.

The high court also directed the CBI to file reply on the two pleas on or before November 1.

The CBI prosecutor told the high court that delay in filing of reply occurred as the case files have been sent to Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) and sought more time for filing the response.

Kumar, earlier the investigating officer in a case involving meat exporter Moin Qureshi, was arrested on October 22 on the allegations of forgery in recording the statement of businessman Sathish Sana, who had alleged to have paid bribe to get relief in the case.

The high court had on October 23 directed the CBI to maintain status quo on the criminal proceedings initiated against its special director Asthana, who has challenged the FIR lodged against him on bribery allegations.

 

 



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