Court gives bail to CBI DSP Rakesh Asthana

CBI DSP Rakesh Asthana

Court gives bail to CBI DSP Rakesh Asthana

A Delhi court slammed the CBI over a bribery case in which they arrested their own DSP Rakesh Asthana. CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) is the primary investigating agency of India. 

It was originally set up to investigate low level cases like bribery and corruption, it soon received expanded jurisdiction to investigate multi level and international cases. CBI is also termed as the “sole point of contact” for liaison with Interpol.

In regards to the case involving Asthana, he was arrested by CBI in response to a complaint filed against him by a Hyderabad based businessman named Satish Babu Sana. 

Sana in his complaint accused Asthana of taking bribe from him for sparing him any action regarding a case against Moin Qureshi, a meat exporter from way back in 2017. Rakesh was the head leading the special unit from CBI questioning Sana in the case when he was accused. 

The court granted bail to Rakesh and accused CBI for not solving the case properly. CBI also arrested Manoj Asthana, a Dubai based businessman who was one of the main accused in the case. 

The CBI in the past has been accused of tampering with evidence in big cases and turning the tide in favour of the accused and blaming their own special officers for using harsh responses in order to get the accused to confess to their crimes.

It was nothing new when the court once again expressed their displeasure in the bribery case and told them to once again start properly, until then the case was deferred and the DSP given a clean chit.