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CBI gets two more months for probe in Asthana case

Additional solicitor general Vikramjit Banerjee, representing the CBI, said Letters Rogatory (LRs) have been sent to the US and UAE and the response is awaited due to which the investigation could not be completed.

Justice Vibhu Bakhru observed that the probe cannot be delayed indefinitely and it should have been completed by now.(HT image)
Updated on Oct 10, 2019 02:34 AM IST
New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

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)
Updated on Sep 26, 2019 01:45 AM IST
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Modi government looks to crack down on drug smuggling

According to home ministry officials, a joint coordination committee, formed only last month under NCB director general Rakesh Asthana, met on Wednesday for the first time to discuss ways to curb the drug trade. According to estimates, India is abusing 36 tons of heroin each year.

The Narendra Modi government has decided to cut the roots of terror funding by concertedly targeting drug smuggling(PTI)
Updated on Aug 08, 2019 07:41 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Rakesh Asthana gets additional charge as Narcotics Control Bureau chief

The appointment comes at a time when drug problem in several states, especially in Punjab, has assumed alarming proportions

The appointment of Asthana coincides with Vivek Johri, also a 1984 batch-IPS officer, who has been appointed as the director-general of Border Security Force (BSF)(Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)
Published on Jul 31, 2019 11:49 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

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)
Updated on Aug 01, 2019 12:31 AM IST
New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent
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