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Suspended CBI DSP moves HC against Verma's transfer order

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Suspended of Police (DSP) Devender Kumar on Thursday moved the High Court challenging Verma's decision revoking a transfer order of the team which was probing a case against Special Asthana.

Hours after re-joining the office after nearly two-and-half months, the on Wednesday revoked most of the transfer orders issued by agency's M. Nageswara Rao, which came a day after the reinstated him as the agency's head,

Kumar, who is out on bail in the graft case, requested the court not to allow the re-transfer of the officers. He further pleaded not to allow the former team to deal with the investigation on the FIR filed against him alleging that the team were involved in illegle seizure.

"If the team is allowed to continue, the petitioner (Kumar) is apprehensive that they may indulge in destruction of evidence that established the illegal seizure and illegal surveillances," Kumar said in the plea.

The plea is likely to be heard by Justice on Friday. Justice has reserved order on Asthana and Kumar pleas seeking quashing of FIR against them.

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

Verma and Asthana have levelled corruption allegations against each other. The Centre had relieved Asthana of his duties and Verma was asked to proceed on leave on the night of October 23-24.

On October 24, Rao, after being appointed as the interim Director, transferred 13 officials, including agency's (Policy) A.K. Sharma, M.K. Sinha, Anish Prasad, K.R. Chaurasia, Tarun Gauba, Additional Superintendents of Police S.S. Gurm and Deputy Superintendents of Police and

Bassi and Sinha were investigating Verma's deputy Asthana, who the agency has accused of corruption.

Kumar, in his fresh plea, has requested the court to issue direction to the probe agency to present the handwritten complaint by



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First Published: Thu, January 10 2019. 18:04 IST