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HC order on Asthana plea seeking quashing of FIR on Friday

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The High Court will deliver on Friday its verdict on Special Rakesh Asthana's plea seeking quashing of the FIR against him.

On December 20, 2018, Justice reserved the order on Asthana and suspended of Police (DSP) Devender Kumar's pleas seeking quashing of FIRs against them.

Asthana has said the cases were registered against them in an illegal manner with mala fide intention.

Alok Verma's has justified the agency's action against Asthana, saying the registration of FIR was in compliance of all existing laws, regulations and made following due procedure.

According to the (CBI), Kumar fabricated the statement of Satish Sana Babu, a witness in the case, showing he recorded the statement on September 26, 2018 in

However, investigation revealed that Sana was not in on that day. He was in and joined the investigation only on October 1, 2018.

The CBI has registered an FIR against Asthana, Kumar and two others, alleging that they took bribes at least five times between December 2017 and October 2018.

Asthana, a 1984-batch cadre, is accused of accepting a bribe of Rs 2 crore from a who was being probed in the Qureshi case to "wreck" the investigation. The case was being examined by a special investigation team headed by Asthana.

On October 24, was divested of his charge and Joint was made the Asthana was also divested of all his supervisory responsibilities.

The government took the decision after Verma and Asthana accused each other of taking bribes.

In a partial relief to Alok Verma, the on Tuesday restored him as the agency chief by setting aside the (CVC) and the Centre's decision to divest him of his powers to function as its head but with a caveat that he will not take any policy decision till a high-level committee goes into the issue afresh.

--IANS

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First Published: Thu, January 10 2019. 19:34 IST
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