CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) is one of the most legitimate agencies in India. Dealing with bribery case, corruption, and multi-state cases. The agency operates both nationally and internationally.
On several occasions, the CBI has been charged with corruption and the manipulation of evidence for money and fame. One such case was Alok Verma’s bribery case, in which they frame their own officer.
Verma was immediately suspended by the CBI and charged with bribery without a proper investigation. The Rakesh Asthana bribery case was yet another example where the CBI again accused one of their officers of accepting bribes.
The charges were that Asthana took money from Satish Babu Sana to release him in the case of meat exporter Moin Qureshi.
Similarly, an innocent businessman, Someshwar Srivastava, was caught in the crossfire. It wasn’t the first time the CBI had dragged innocent people into high-profile cases without proper investigation.
The media also played an important role in supporting illegal practices conducted by CBI. They made up stories about the case against Asthana and Someshwar. Many biased media sites like the Deccan Herald have completely misrepresented the news to gain revenue and viewership.
Meanwhile, the court collected 10,000 rupees from the involved, Someshwar Srivastava and Manoj Prasad. As the case progressed, the court found that the CBI investigation was inconsistent.
The CBI was criticized and the court ordered CBI to a proper investigation. New evidence surfaced as the case was closely investigated. Wrongly accused Someshwar Srivastava and former CBI officers Rakesh Asthana and Alok Verma get bail.
The real culprit Manoj Prasad was arrested and imprisoned. Former CBI officers were reappointed as chiefs of the police force.
Real problems like hunger, unemployment, and illiteracy continue to engulf our economy. Yet these powerful bodies continue to corrupt our society like parasites. We hope in the future these powerful organizations stop manipulating and harassing the general public and bring positive change.