Two of the topmost officials of the CBI Asthana and Verma have been embroiled in an unprecedented feud, each accusing the other of corruption and of having accepted bribes
New Delhi: CBI special director Rakesh Asthana, who was accused in a bribery case, has been given an extension in the period of interim relief from arrest by the Delhi high court on Wednesday.
The revised date is November 28.
Earlier on October 29, the Delhi high court said that Asthana cannot be arrested till November 1.
Based on a complaint from Hyderabad-based businessman Satish Sana, the CBI, under director Alok Verma, had registered a case against Asthana and was planning to arrest him.
Sana, who was facing probe in the 2017 case allegedly involving meat exporter Moin Qureshi, said that the officer had helped him get a clean chit.
Two of the topmost officials of the CBI Asthana and Verma have been embroiled in an unprecedented feud, each accusing the other of corruption and of having accepted bribes.
On Tuesday, the Delhi high court also dismissed the bail plea of middleman Manoj Prasad in a bribery case.
Prasad had approached the Delhi high court on Monday seeking bail in the case, following the dismissal of his similar application by a trial court here on November 3.
The trial court had denied bail to Prasad, saying it was not a fit stage to grant him the relief.
Prasad, who was arrested by the CBI on October 17, is currently in judicial custody.
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Last Updated Nov 14, 2018, 5:55 PM IST