Rakesh Asthana case: CBI officer Manish Sinha alleges corruption charges, says 'a few crores' paid to minister

Rakesh Asthana case: CBI officer Manish Sinha alleges corruption charges, says a few crores paid to minister

New Delhi, CBI officer Manish Kumar Sinha, who was probing the FIR lodged against Special Director Rakesh Asthana, on Monday alleged that a union cabinet minister took "a few crores" bribe to intervene on behalf of a businessman, who was on agency's radar and thereby the Apex Court should hear it on urgent basis. Mr Sinha mentioned the matter before the Apex Court bench, headed by CJI, Ranjan Gogoi, for an urgent hearing, to which the CJI declined. The transferred CBI officer had also knocked Supreme Court against his transfer to Nagpur and told the court that he has documents that will 'shock' the court. To this, the Top Court said, "nothing shocks us," and refused to give an urgent hearing into Sinha's mentioning.

Mr Sinha said, his transfer was made to ensure that the investigation may be hampered and in due process, it would help the ongoing probe against Rakesh Asthana. Mr Sinha was investigating earlier the allegations against Asthana, against whom the allegations were levelled that he had allegedly taken bribe to help a Hyderabad-based businessman, Satish Sana. Sana is a co-accused in multiple cases against meat exporter Moin Qureshi, who is accused of money laundering. Meanwhile, Alok Verma filed a reply before the Apex Court, complying with its earlier order. The Top Court had asked Alok Verma to give his reply on CVC report submitted last week.

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