CBI additional SP SS Gurm on Wednesday, 31 October moved Delhi High Court demanding he should be heard in the case filed by CBI Special Director Rakesh Asthana to quash the FIR. Gurm also said Asthana is "misleading" the court and the CBI is trying to protect him.
CBI officer AK Bassi, who was investigating Special Director Rakesh Asthana in the bribery allegations against him, moved Supreme Court on Tuesday, 30 October to challenge his transfer. The court, however, denied him an urgent hearing in the matter.
The apex court also directed the police to provide adequate security to businessman Satish Sana, the complainant against Asthana.
The SC has ordered that:
- The inquiry into Alok Verma by the CVC needs to be completed within 2 weeks.
- Interim chief Nageshwar Rao cannot take any policy decisions (including regarding CBI investigations into Verma or Asthana), only basic administrative functions, all of which are to be submitted to the SC on 12 November in a sealed cover.
- The matter will come up for hearing again the moment SC reopens after Diwali break, on 12 November.
Middleman in Bribery Case Moves Delhi HC
Manoj Prasad, alleged middleman in the CBI bribery case moves a bail application in Delhi High Court . Prasad was arrested last month by CBI and is presently in Tihar jail.
CBI Additional SP SS Gurm Moves HC
CBI additional SP SS Gurm moves Delhi High Court demanding he should be heard in the case filed by CBI Special Director Rakesh Asthana to quash the FIR. Gurm also said Asthana is "misleading" the court and CBI is trying to protect him.
Patiala House Court Sends DSP Devendra Kumar to Judicial Custody
Delhi's Patiala House Court on Tuesday, 30 October, sent CBI DSP Devender Kumar and Manoj Prasad to judicial custody for 14 days.
The Court will hear the bail application of CBI DSP Devender Kumar on Wednesday, 31 October.
SC Orders Protection for Asthana's Complainant
SC directs police to provide adequate security to businessman Satish Sana, complainant in alleged bribery case against Rakesh Asthana.