Grabbing the opportunity, Congress, without verifying jumped into the fray, with its spokesperson Shama Mohamed tweeting the fake out
New Delhi: Reports claiming that Rakesh Asthana, the special director at the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), diverted Rs 20 crore from the Police fund to the BJP election fund, are doing the rounds.
Some media organisations reported that a retired police sub-inspector wrote an email to the CBI saying that Asthana diverted the fund from the Police Welfare Fund when he was posted as Surat police commissioner — a time when Narendra Modi was the Gujarat Chief Minister.
Grabbing the opportunity, Congress, without verifying jumped into the fray, with its spokesperson Shama Mohamed tweeting it out.
#RakeshAsthana diverted police funds to BJP election fund when he was Surat Police Commissioner, alleges retired PSI.— Shama Mohamed (@drshamamohd) October 27, 2018
No wonder #BJP is going all out to protect Asthana. If he starts talking, his revelations will take down the entire BJP leadership.
Many senior journalists also spread the fake news about Asthana.
RAKESH ASTHANA DIVERTED POLICE FUNDS TO BJP POLL https://t.co/Bwc3mecXn6— nikhil wagle (@waglenikhil) October 27, 2018
If you still think that our Cow Republic is better than Banana Republics! https://t.co/Q5r4Kiqopl— Ashok Swain (@ashoswai) October 27, 2018
A retired police sub-inspector has reportedly dashed off a mail to the CBI alleging that its Special Director Rakesh Asthana had given away Rs 20 crore from the Police Welfare Fund to the BJP election fund when he was posted as Surat police commissioner. https://t.co/5UIi5VuJol— Shivam Vij (@DilliDurAst) October 27, 2018
If you thought that the midnight move on the #CBIDirector was shocking ...Then read this stunning allegation against #RakeshAsthana— Akash Banerjee (@akashbanerjee) October 27, 2018
Police welfare fund goes for the welfare of the BJP?😲
This sounds too bizarre to be true, but then nothing is impossible🙄https://t.co/gnTWt5MPx8
However, Surat police, rubbishing the entire event, said in a press release that it was an “ utterly false and baseless accusation” and confirmed that no amount has been transferred to the BJP fund during the tenure of Asthana.
Asthana is in loggerheads with CBI Director Alok Verma since both of them are fighting neck-to-neck in a corruption case. The CBI filed a bribery case against special director Rakesh Asthana, who had written to the government, listing several charges against his boss Alok Verma.
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Last Updated Oct 28, 2018, 4:16 PM IST