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Court asks why three former CBI chiefs not questioned in graft case

The court’s poser came after the agency replied to nine questions posed by the CBI judge on an earlier occasion when he had frowned at the snail’s pace of investigation in the case.
The CBI had alleged that Moin Qureshi, apart from his day job of a meat exporter, also worked as a middleman for “certain public servants.”(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
The CBI had alleged that Moin Qureshi, apart from his day job of a meat exporter, also worked as a middleman for “certain public servants.”(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 28, 2020 03:48 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRicha Banka

Dubai bizman Somesh Prasad gets bail in case that triggered CBI vs CBI

Judge Sanjeev Aggarwal recalled that because of this FIR, which led to a public spat between 2 top CBI officers in 2018, the investigating officer and Special Director Rakesh Asthana had to “endure agony” for a long time
The extortion case was at the heart of the CBI vs CBI drama that played out in 2018 and led to the exit of then CBI chief Alok Verma and his deputy, Rakesh Asthana.(HT File photo)
The extortion case was at the heart of the CBI vs CBI drama that played out in 2018 and led to the exit of then CBI chief Alok Verma and his deputy, Rakesh Asthana.(HT File photo)
Updated on Sep 24, 2020 01:54 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRicha Banka

Judge prods CBI to complete Moin Qureshi probe, seeks details on 9 points

Special CBI judge Sanjeev Aggarwal had last month frowned at slow progress in the February 2017 case registered against millionaire meat exporter Moin Qureshi
The CBI probe against Moin Qureshi was derailed after one of the suspects levelled corruption charges against the investigators. The judge prodded the CBI to go full throttle, specially since a former CBI director was a suspect in this case(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
The CBI probe against Moin Qureshi was derailed after one of the suspects levelled corruption charges against the investigators. The judge prodded the CBI to go full throttle, specially since a former CBI director was a suspect in this case(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 04, 2020 08:45 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

CBI vs CBI:Court accepts agency’s Rakesh Asthana clean chit

The special CBI court also agreed with the agency’s decision to absolve deputy superintendent of police Devender Kumar, and summoned Dubai-based brothers Manoj and Somesh Prasad as accused in the case.
CBI’s former special director Rakesh Asthana(Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)
CBI’s former special director Rakesh Asthana(Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 08, 2020 01:51 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByNeeraj Chauhan

CBI vs CBI: Major relief for bribery-accused Rakesh Asthana, court accepts clean chit

The acceptance of clean chit comes as a major relief for Rakesh Asthana, who has claimed since day one that “fabricated” FIR was filed against him at the behest of Alok Verma.
Rakesh Asthana was booked on allegations of criminal conspiracy, corruption and criminal misconduct under relevant sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act (PC Act) in October 2018.(HT PHOTO.)
Rakesh Asthana was booked on allegations of criminal conspiracy, corruption and criminal misconduct under relevant sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act (PC Act) in October 2018.(HT PHOTO.)
Updated on Mar 07, 2020 04:02 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByNeeraj Chauhan

Officers spar in court over case on Verma, Asthana

First to draw blood on Friday in the special CBI court hearing the case against Asthana was former IO AK Bassi, who accused the current IO Satish Dagar of shielding “big names” in the case.
In October 2018, the feud between Verma and Asthana became public, forcing the government to intervene in the matter and transfer both officers.(PTI)
In October 2018, the feud between Verma and Asthana became public, forcing the government to intervene in the matter and transfer both officers.(PTI)
Updated on Feb 29, 2020 01:10 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

‘Shielded big names’: CBI vs CBI plays out in Delhi court; judge rebukes officers

At the last hearing on February 19, the court had rapped the CBI for not conducting lie detector test on its former special director Rakesh Asthana.
Former special CBI director Rakesh Asthana was given a clean chit in the case.(Arun Sharma/HT Photo)
Former special CBI director Rakesh Asthana was given a clean chit in the case.(Arun Sharma/HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 28, 2020 11:29 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByNeeraj Chauhan

Rakesh Asthana gets CBI clean chit

Asthana was booked on allegations of criminal conspiracy, corruption and criminal misconduct under relevant sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act on October 15, 2018.
Rakesh Asthana(Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)
Rakesh Asthana(Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Feb 12, 2020 12:01 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByNeeraj Chauhan

CBI seeks more time to complete Rakesh Asthana probe

Asthana has maintained that the investigation was the result of a feud between him and the former head of CBI of Alok Verma.
Rakesh Asthana was booked on the allegations of criminal conspiracy, corruption and criminal misconduct under relevant sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act .(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Rakesh Asthana was booked on the allegations of criminal conspiracy, corruption and criminal misconduct under relevant sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act .(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 11, 2019 06:45 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByRicha Banka

CBI officer incharge of Rakesh Asthana case seeks VRS

The development could delay the probe in the first information report (FIR), registered by sacked CBI director Alok Verma last year against Asthana in which it was alleged that latter took 3 crore bribe from Hyderabad-based businessman Sathish Sana Babu.
Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officer Satish Dagar, who led the team probing corruption charges against former special director of CBI, Rakesh Asthana, has sought voluntary retirement from service ((Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)
Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officer Satish Dagar, who led the team probing corruption charges against former special director of CBI, Rakesh Asthana, has sought voluntary retirement from service ((Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 26, 2019 01:45 AM IST
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Hyderabad businessman who played key role in CBI vs CBI arrested by ED

Sana Satish Babu’s arrest is a vindication of the stand taken by the ex-CBI special director Rakesh Asthana who had taken on his boss in the agency Alok Verma.
Rakesh Asthana, who was overseeing the CBI’s special team put together to probe a bunch of complaints against Moin Qureshi, had pushed for Sana Satish Babu’s arrest and custodial interrogation along with a few others in this case.(Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)
Rakesh Asthana, who was overseeing the CBI’s special team put together to probe a bunch of complaints against Moin Qureshi, had pushed for Sana Satish Babu’s arrest and custodial interrogation along with a few others in this case.(Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 01, 2019 12:31 AM IST
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CVC warns govt officials against disciplinary plaints close to retirement

Every department or a government organisation has a chief vigilance officer (CVO) who is usually responsible for finalising a disciplinary proceeding against officials indulging in any activity in violation of the norms.
A senior CVC officer, who asked not to be named, said, “This is a final warning to the CVOs/concerned departments.”(PTI)
A senior CVC officer, who asked not to be named, said, “This is a final warning to the CVOs/concerned departments.”(PTI)
Updated on Jul 25, 2019 06:28 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByNeeraj Chauhan

Top CBI officer Nageshwar Rao shunted out, gets posted as civil defence chief

Nageshwar Rao has been ordered to join as director general of Fire Services, Civil Defence and Home Guard, the government order confirming his transfer order read.
Nageshwar Rao has been ordered to join as director general of Fire Services, Civil Defence and Home Guard, the assignment that was earlier given to ex-CBI director Alok Verma when he got his marching orders in January this year.(PTI file photo)
Nageshwar Rao has been ordered to join as director general of Fire Services, Civil Defence and Home Guard, the assignment that was earlier given to ex-CBI director Alok Verma when he got his marching orders in January this year.(PTI file photo)
Updated on Jul 05, 2019 09:54 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

CBI set to probe smuggling case from Alok Verma’s tenure as chief

Alok Verma was asked to take over as Director General, Fire Services, but refused to, saying he had already reached the age of retirement in the course of his term at CBI.
The CBI’s move comes three months after Verma was removed as CBI Director by the selection panel in a 2-1 decision on January 10.(HT PHOTO)
The CBI’s move comes three months after Verma was removed as CBI Director by the selection panel in a 2-1 decision on January 10.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 20, 2019 07:06 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByNeeraj Chauhan

Share problems: CBI chief to staff

Rishi Kumar Shukla, who was recently appointed director of Central Bureau of Investigation, has asked his officers to write to him every Friday if they had any professional or personal problems, officials in the agency familiar with the director’s new initiative said.
Rishi Kumar Shukla, director of Central Bureau of Investigation.(HT file photo)
Rishi Kumar Shukla, director of Central Bureau of Investigation.(HT file photo)
Updated on Mar 19, 2019 11:26 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Civil Aviation Security chief Rakesh Asthana among 3 officers to get top pay scale

According to a Personnel Ministry order, Asthana, a Gujarat-cadre IPS officer, along with the head of National Investigation Agency (NIA) Y C Modi were given the top pay scale of 2.25 lakh.
New Delhi, India - July 7, 2017: Rakesh Asthana, additional Director CBI during press conference CBI registers case against Lalu Prasad Yadav, wife and son in New Delhi, India, on Friday, July 7, 2017. (Photo by Arun Sharma/ Hindustan Times)(Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)
New Delhi, India - July 7, 2017: Rakesh Asthana, additional Director CBI during press conference CBI registers case against Lalu Prasad Yadav, wife and son in New Delhi, India, on Friday, July 7, 2017. (Photo by Arun Sharma/ Hindustan Times)(Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 11, 2019 01:11 PM IST
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Former CBI chief Alok Verma won’t attend SRCC students’ event

Alok Verma, who was invited as the keynote speaker at the SRCC event after he was reinstated to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) director post by the Supreme Court last month, did not “officially” respond to the invitation by Wednesday, organisers said.
Former Central Bureau of Investigation Chief Alok Verma was invited for an event at Delhi University’s SRCC on Feb 14, 2019, but he did not “officially” respond to the invitation.(PTI File)
Former Central Bureau of Investigation Chief Alok Verma was invited for an event at Delhi University’s SRCC on Feb 14, 2019, but he did not “officially” respond to the invitation.(PTI File)
Updated on Feb 14, 2019 09:05 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Notice to CBI ex-chief Alok Verma to explain his conduct

Verma already faces departmental proceedings on three other charges. These include his alleged role in helping an accused in the IRCTC corruption case.
Alok Verma, former Director of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), has been sent a so-called show-cause notice to explain why he did not take over as Director General of Fire Services as he was ordered to on January 10.(Photo by Ravi Choudhary / HT Archive)(Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)
Alok Verma, former Director of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), has been sent a so-called show-cause notice to explain why he did not take over as Director General of Fire Services as he was ordered to on January 10.(Photo by Ravi Choudhary / HT Archive)(Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)
Published on Feb 07, 2019 11:44 PM IST
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Ignoring Congress objection, govt may soon announce new CBI director

During the second meeting of the committee on Friday, the government is understood to have put forth a few names of officers who could be considered for appointment as the CBI director, they said.
Senior IPS officers of 1984 batch, Javeed Ahmed, Rajni Kant Misra and S S Deswal, are said to be among the top contenders for the coveted post.(PTI)
Senior IPS officers of 1984 batch, Javeed Ahmed, Rajni Kant Misra and S S Deswal, are said to be among the top contenders for the coveted post.(PTI)
Updated on Feb 02, 2019 11:31 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByRajesh Ahuja and Aurangzeb Naqshbandi

PM Modi-headed panel meets to decide on CBI chief

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi-headed selection committee met here Friday to decide on the new chief of the country’s premier investigative agency CBI, which is working without a regular director
PM Narendra Modi.(AP file photo)
PM Narendra Modi.(AP file photo)
Updated on Feb 01, 2019 09:22 PM IST
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Alok Verma reiterates refusal to join work, tells MHA he retired on Jan 10

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) had directed Verma to take charge as director general of the Fire Services, Civil Defence and Home Guards on Thursday.
Alok Verma esponded to the letter from MHA dated January 30, reiterating his position that he had already retired from the service on July 31, 2017 and was serving the tenure of director CBI.(PTI)
Alok Verma esponded to the letter from MHA dated January 30, reiterating his position that he had already retired from the service on July 31, 2017 and was serving the tenure of director CBI.(PTI)
Updated on Jan 31, 2019 10:21 PM IST
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Ex-CBI chief Alok Verma may face departmental action for defying govt order

As Alok Verma did not take up the new assignment as directed, he is likely to face departmental action which may include suspension of pensionary benefits, home ministry officials said.
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) had directed Alok Verma to take charge as director general of the Fire Services, Civil Defence and Home Guards on Thursday, the day of his superannuation.(PTI)
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) had directed Alok Verma to take charge as director general of the Fire Services, Civil Defence and Home Guards on Thursday, the day of his superannuation.(PTI)
Published on Jan 31, 2019 07:58 PM IST
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Transferred CBI SP accuses interim chief Nageswara Rao of ‘abusing’ his office

The controversies at the CBI refuse to go away with a superintendent of police accusing interim director Nageswara Rao of acting with “malice and prejudice” for transferring him after he complained about his alleged misconduct to then agency chief Alok Verma in March last year.
Rajah Balaji accused CBI interim director M Nageswara Rao (pictured) of “not being a man of any honour”.(AP/File Photo)
Rajah Balaji accused CBI interim director M Nageswara Rao (pictured) of “not being a man of any honour”.(AP/File Photo)
Updated on Jan 29, 2019 11:35 PM IST
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CVC asks CBI to act against Alok Verma in corruption case

The government has thus far not accepted a resignation letter from Verma – leading to speculation that this is to facilitate action by the Department of Personnel and Trading.
Former Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Chief Alok Verma arrives at CBI headquarters on January 9.(PTI Photo)
Former Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Chief Alok Verma arrives at CBI headquarters on January 9.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Jan 26, 2019 08:17 AM IST
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No decision on new CBI chief, PM-led panel likely to meet again next week

The CBI has been working under interim director M Nageswara Rao after Alok Verma was removed on charges of corruption and dereliction of duty by the high-powered selection committee headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The selection committee will meet again any time next week to finalise the name of the CBI director.(PTI)
The selection committee will meet again any time next week to finalise the name of the CBI director.(PTI)
Updated on Jan 24, 2019 10:17 PM IST
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‘Will ensure no officer with BJP link makes the cut’: Congress on CBI chief’s selection

The January 24 meeting of the selection committee headed by the Prime Minister to select the next CBI chief is expected to add to the controversy surrounding the agency with Congress leaders saying Mallikarjun Kharge will play hardball to ensure that no officer with any link to BJP makes the cut.
Apart from Mallikarjun Kharge (pictured) — in the panel by virtue of being the leader of the single largest opposition party in the Lok Sabha — and the PM, the panel also has Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)
Apart from Mallikarjun Kharge (pictured) — in the panel by virtue of being the leader of the single largest opposition party in the Lok Sabha — and the PM, the panel also has Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 22, 2019 08:17 AM IST
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Rakesh Asthana appointed director of civil aviation security

The order was formally released a day after the government curtailed Asthana’s tenure in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) following an approval by the appointments committee of the cabinet.
Rakesh Asthana appointed director of civil aviation security. (Photo by Arun Sharma/ Hindustan Times)(Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)
Rakesh Asthana appointed director of civil aviation security. (Photo by Arun Sharma/ Hindustan Times)(Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 19, 2019 12:05 AM IST
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Govt curtails tenure of CBI’s Rakesh Asthana, three other officers

A government order said Rakesh Asthana’s tenure at the investigation agency was being curtailed. Joint director Arun Kumar Sharma and DIG Manish Kumar Sinha, both of whom were seen to be close to Alok Verma and investigated Asthana on charges of bribery, were also removed.
Rakesh Asthana, who was special director at the agency, was not available for comment, but people familiar with the matter said that he might be given a new assignment as director general of the bureau of civil aviation security.(Arun Sharma/HT File Photo)
Rakesh Asthana, who was special director at the agency, was not available for comment, but people familiar with the matter said that he might be given a new assignment as director general of the bureau of civil aviation security.(Arun Sharma/HT File Photo)
Updated on Jan 18, 2019 12:05 AM IST
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After Alok Verma’s exit, PM-led panel to meet on Jan 24 to select new CBI chief

Two days after he was conditionally reinstated by the Supreme Court as the CBI director (CBI), Alok Verma was on January 10 removed from the agency again by the high-powered selection committee and M Nageswara Rao again named interim director
The selection panel to choose a new CBI chief after Alok Verma will meet on January 24 to decide his successor (File Photo)(PTI)
The selection panel to choose a new CBI chief after Alok Verma will meet on January 24 to decide his successor (File Photo)(PTI)
Updated on Jan 16, 2019 11:44 PM IST
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CBI director’s selection should be decided within the system: Former NSA Narayanan

Narayanan said dissension at the top level of the CBI was not a new phenomenon but earlier such issues used to be decided primarily by the bureaucracy itself.
MK Narayanan questioned the present methodology of selecting the CBI chief.(HT File Photo)
MK Narayanan questioned the present methodology of selecting the CBI chief.(HT File Photo)
Published on Jan 16, 2019 07:34 AM IST
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