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Asthana case: HC reserves order on plea seeking more time for probe

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The High Court on Wednesday reserved its order on a CBI plea seeking more time to complete investigation into an FIR filed against its former in a bribery case.

The probe agency had registered the FIR against Asthana, of Police (DSP) Devender Kumar and two others accusing them of taking bribes at least five times between December 2017 and October 2018 in the case.

On January 11, the court refused to quash the FIR against Asthana, Kumar and alleged middleman and directed the CBI to conclude the probe within 10 weeks that ended on March 24.

The court said that the allegations levelled against the officers were serious in nature.

According to the CBI, Kumar fabricated the statement of Sathish Sana Babu, a witness in the case, showing it was recorded on September 26, 2018, in

According to the agency, a probe later showed that Babu was not in on that day. He was in and joined the investigation only on October 1, 2018, the CBI added.

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First Published: Wed, May 22 2019. 13:48 IST
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