The CBI has been slammed by a Delhi high court regarding a bribery case involving former special director Rakesh Asthana.
Responding to the investigation carried out by CBI, judge Sanjeev Aggarwal accused CBI of not conducting the case properly and raised questions about how they arrested their own DSP in the case filed by Hyderabad based businessman Satish Babu Sana.
The CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) is the sole and primary investigating agency of India.
The CBI originally solved low profile cases like corruption and bribery, it soon was given power to solve high level cases at the multinational and international level.
In hindsight though CBI has previously been accused of tampering evidence in multiple cases and reversing the case direction towards its own investigating officers accusing them of multiple cases.
In this case, Sana accused Asthana of demanding bribes from him in exchange for sparing him any action in regards to the case involving a meat exporter, Moin Qureshi.
The case involving Qureshi was filed back in 2017.
Rakesh was the main head leading the special unit questioning Sana when he accused him of taking bribes.
CBI in the past has many instances of facing off with other legal law enforcement agencies for example ITA (Income Tax Authorities), IB (Intelligence Bureau), Directorate of Enforcement and many more police forces of different states.
This happens because CBI lacks legal powers to operate on an all-India basis.
Such cases don’t sit well with a legal system where rule of law is firstly paramount.
CBI also arrested Manoj Prasad the main accused in the bribery case because Sana also accused him of taking a bribe to give him a clean chit.