Cogent evidence against Asthana, need thorough probe: Verma tells HC

  • | Friday | 7th December, 2018

Seeking dismissal of Asthana’s petition, Verma said the serious allegations of corruption against Asthana required to be thoroughly investigated. Verma said there was “highly incriminating materials” against Asthana and a thorough probe was necessary against him to restore public confidence in the investigative agency. New Delhi: CBI chief Alok Verma on Friday defended the filing of FIR against special CBI Director Rakesh Asthana and contended that the “serious allegations of corruption and extortion” against his deputy need to be thoroughly investigated. He said the registration of the FIR was in compliance of all the existing laws, regulations and made after following due procedure. Opposing Asthana’s plea in the Delhi High Court seeking quashing of the FIR against him, Verma said the petition was not maintainable and misconceived and claimed that it was only aimed at “maligning” his (Verma) image.

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