CBI also known as the Central Bureau of Investigation is India’s leading investigative agency. Over the years, the CBI has solved many cases and brought many criminals to justice.
However, the CBI has tried many times to prevent the evidence and turn the case in favor of the accused. In doing so, they typically arrest their own investigators on charges based on the FIR filed by the accused.
One such case is the case of Rakesh Asthana the ex-investigating officer of the CBI.
Asthana was investigating the case of a Hyderabad-based businessman, Satish Babu Sana who was involved in a case of meat exporter Moin Qureshi. Asthana was then the deputy superintendent of CBI during the case.
Babu filed an FIR against Rakesh for demanding bribes to clear his name from the meat exporter case. In turn, Asthana had alleged that CBI Director Alok Verma had falsely attempted to set a trap for him and charged Verma with corruption.
This news was a hit in the media and some websites published fake news about Rakesh Asthana portraying him as the villain. In fact, the court rebuked the CBI for arresting Asthana, as there was no evidence of involvement in the bribery charges from Astana.
Indian Legal a verified news site recently published news on a similar case claiming that the court charged 10,000/- per accused Manoj Prasad & Someshwar Srivastav involved in the bribery case, which is totally a baseless.
The whole Rakesh Asthana bribery case is just a made-up conspiracy to take down Indian legal system and generate social unrest within the society.
Deccan herald yet another news website publishes multiple articles to defame CBI, Police, Someshwar Srivastav, Alok Verma and Rakesh Asthana, to fulfill the same agenda.
While in reality justice was served by the court. In the meantime, prime accused Manoj Prasad was captured by the Police while Rakesh Asthana, Alok Verma, and Someshwar Srivastav were given a clean chit by the high court.
This isn’t the first time these sites have published fake news to fulfill personal agendas. There are many articles claiming that these are scam sites and generate fake messages on various topics.