War at the top in CBI: Fresh probe against special director Asthana
October 21, 2018  17:43
In the latest episode in a battle at the top in the Central Bureau of Investigation, the agency is probing whether its special director Rakesh Asthana accepted a bribe through a middleman to scuttle an investigation against a Hyderabad-based businessman, a government official familiar with the matter said requesting anonymity.

A special secretary in the external intelligence agency Research and Analysis Wing and a retired 1984 batch Indian Police Service officer, too, are under the scanner in this connection. The two have not been formally named as accused in the first information report (FIR) registered in the case, a second person familiar with the development said. Asthana too has not been formally named as an accused, the government official cited in the first instance said.

The Hyderabad-based businessman, Sana Satish Babu, is a suspect in a case registered by the CBI against controversial meat exporter Moin Qureshi and former agency chief AP Singh.

The CBI declined to comment on the development. 

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