Former Special Director Rakesh Asthana
Former Special Director Rakesh Asthana
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CBI vs CBI: Court takes cognizance of CBI charge sheet which gives clean chit to Rakesh Asthana, Devendra Kumar in Manoj Prasad bribery case

Aditi Singh

A Special CBI Court presided by Judge Sanjiv Aggarwal today took cognizance of Central Bureau of Investigation’s chargesheet which has given clean chit to Rakesh Asthana, Devendra Kumar in the Manoj Prasad bribery case, also known as the CBI vs CBI case. (CBI vs Manoj Prasad & Ors).

Accordingly, opining that there is sufficient evidence to proceed against Manoj Prasad, Someshwar Srivastava and Sunil Mittal, the Court has summoned them as accused on April 13 for commission of offences under Sections 420, 385 read with 120B of the Indian Penal Code and Sections 7 and 8 of the Prevention of Corruption Act.

The Court further noted that as of now, there was no sufficient material to proceed against Asthana and Devendra Kumar.

It, however, added that the Investigation in the case is ongoing.

The case involved corruption allegations against then Special Director, Rakesh Asthana, DSP Devendra Kumar and others.

It arose out of Satish Babu Sana's allegation that Rakesh Asthana received a bribe of Rs 2 Crore, through middleman Manoj Prasad, in exchange for a clean chit to Sana in an investigation in the case relating to meat trader Moin Qureshi.

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