Asthana, a 1984 batch IPS officer, is also holding additional charge of DG, Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB).
‘Middleman’ Manoj Prasad summoned along with his brother Someshwar Srivastava and father-in-law Sunil Mittal on April 13
Asthana and Kumar, who was arrested in 2018 and later released on bail, were named in column 12 of the charge sheet since 'there was not enough evidence to make them an accused'.
Special CBI Judge Sanjeev Aggarwal directed the initial investigating officer, Ajay Kumar Bassi, in the case to appear before it on February 28.
Rakesh Asthana and Devender Kumar were named in column 12 of the charge sheet in the case since there was not enough evidence to make them accused.
The CBI filed a charge sheet against Dubai-based businessman and alleged middleman Manoj Prasad in connection with the bribery case involving Asthana.
He claimed that the FIR was clearly mala fide and prohibited in law as no enquiry or investigation could have been taken up in this matter without prior approval of his appointing authority.
Asthana has sought the high court's direction that no coercive action be taken against him. His petition was mentioned before Chief Justice Rajendra Menon.