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Ex-acting CBI chief held guilty of contempt, sentenced till rising of court

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The on Tuesday held former M. guilty of and sentenced him along with the agency's till the rising of the court.

A bench of Ranjan Gogoi, Justice L. and Justice also fined them Rs 1 lakh each.

Gogoi said that in his last 20 years as a he had not compromised on the dignity and honour of the court.

Rao and the CBI's earned the wrath of the court for relieving former from the CBI without taking the prior nod of the top court.

Holding Rao guilty of contempt of court, the judges noted that on January 18, 2019, when Sharma was relieved, Rao was aware of the court's two orders and had asked the concerned people to approach the court.

However, on the same day, he signed a draft order sent by DoPT relieving Sharma from the CBI without satisfying whether the top court had been taken into confidence.

Sharma, who was heading the investigating team probing the Muzaffarpur shelter home horror, had said that he could not be shunted out as the CBI needed to take the court's permission.



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First Published: Tue, February 12 2019. 12:38 IST