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CBI Bribery case 

Sana’s middleman’s no proof link in CBI Bribery case 

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in their report addressed to the court that it found no proof of any call recordings or any media that suggests that Rs. 1.95 Crore was allegedly meant to be paid to public servants, including the then CBI Investigating officer Rakesh Asthana, was delivered to a middleman in December on behalf of Hyderabad-based businessman Sathish Babu Sana. 

On the contrary, Sana had claimed that he had the bribe money delivered to Sunil Mittal, father-in-law of the accused.  

Satish Dagar, the investigating officer informed the special CBI judge that there was no concrete evidence of the claims made by Sana that he had made another payment of Rs. 1 Crore to the middleman & Manoj Prasad the accused, in Dubai as part of an alleged bribe of Rs. 5 Crore to save Sana from a probe against a meat exporter Moin Qureshi.  

However, when Sanjeev Agarwal the special CBI judge asked, further the CBI mentioned they had recovered travel details & WhatsApp pictures detailing Sana’s meetings with Manoj Prasad in Dubai, stated Dagar. 

Manoj Prasad vs CBI: Court grants clean chit to Asthana

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.