Rakesh Asthana: News

31 Jul 2022

Delhi Police

ITBP DG Sanjay Arora is new Delhi Police commissioner

IPS officer from Tamil Nadu cadre, Sanjay Arora, is all set to become the next commissioner of the Delhi Police.

20 Apr 2022

Delhi Police

5 accused in Delhi's Jahangirpuri violence charged under NSA

Five persons accused in the communal clashes that erupted in Delhi's Jahangirpuri on Saturday have been charged under the stringent National Security Act (NSA).

19 Apr 2022

Delhi Police

Amit Shah monitoring situation in Delhi's Jahangirpuri amid police probe

Union Home Minister Amit Shah is monitoring the situation in Delhi's Jahangirpuri, where communal clashes broke out on Saturday.

24 Jan 2022

Delhi Police

Delhi Police issues guidelines for R-Day parade, check details here

The Delhi Police has issued a set of new guidelines ahead of the Republic Day celebration in the national capital on January 26.

24 Sep 2021

Delhi Police

3 gangsters killed in dramatic shootout inside Delhi's Rohini court

A notorious gangster and two others from a rival gang were killed in a shootout inside a courtroom in Delhi today that left several people injured.

20 Aug 2021

Delhi Police

Delhi Police Commissioner asks personnel to adopt latest technology

Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana has asked the force's personnel to work toward making policing more people-friendly and adopt latest technologies to bring about greater efficiency, officials said.

29 Jul 2021

Delhi Police

Delhi seeks reversal of Rakesh Asthana's appointment as police commissioner

The Delhi Assembly on Thursday passed a resolution demanding the reversal of Rakesh Asthana's appointment as Delhi Police Commissioner.

Former Maharashtra DGP Subodh Jaiswal appointed new CBI Director

Former Maharashtra Director-General of Police Subodh Kumar Jaiswal has been appointed the new Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

CJI cites 'rule of law'; Centre's CBI chief picks dropped

Two of the Centre's top picks for the post of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Director were reportedly dropped as Chief Justice of India (CJI) NV Ramana cited a rule of law pertaining to their retirement.

23 Aug 2020


Tech upgrade for BSF; force to get new anti-drone systems

The technical upgradation of the Border Security Force (BSF) has started with Director General (DG) Rakesh Asthana taking charge.

07 Mar 2020

Delhi High Court

CBI v/s CBI: Court accepts clean chit to Rakesh Asthana

A Special CBI Court on Saturday accepted the Central Bureau of Investigation's charge-sheet giving a clean chit to former Special Director Rakesh Asthana in an alleged bribery case.

CBI director convenes first review-meeting of all branches of agency

CBI Director Rishi Kumar Shukla has convened a review meeting of all branches of the agency today, a first after taking over charge earlier this month.

Soon, India will get details of Mallya's Swiss bank accounts

The Indian government may soon get details of money which embattled businessman Vijay Mallya kept in multiple Swiss bank accounts, reports HT.

After Alok Verma's exit, Rakesh Asthana moved out of CBI

A week after CBI Director Alok Verma was transferred by Prime Minister Narendra Modi led panel, his deputy Rakesh Asthana was moved out of Central Bureau of Investigation.

11 Jan 2019

Delhi High Court

Rakesh Asthana will be probed in bribery-case, Delhi-HC rejects plea

The Delhi High Court on Friday refused to cancel the bribery case against CBI Special Director Rakesh Asthana.

#CBIvsCBI: Supreme Court reinstates Alok Verma as CBI Director

Three months after the government divested him of his powers, Alok Verma has been temporarily reinstated as CBI Director by the Supreme Court.

CBI director, special director fight didn't emerge overnight: SC

The Supreme Court, which is hearing CBI-Director Alok Verma's plea against the Center's decision to divest him of powers and send him on leave, today said the essence of government action must be in the interest of the institution.

05 Dec 2018


#CBIvsCBI: Verma, Asthana were 'fighting like cats', Centre tells SC

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court resumed the hearing of CBI Director Alok Verma's plea challenging the government's decision to divest him of his powers in light on an ongoing row between him and CBI second-in-command Rakesh Asthana.

12 Nov 2018


#CBIvsCBI: CVC submits inquiry report, hearing deferred till Friday

In compliance with an earlier Supreme Court order, the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has submitted its report of inquiry against CBI Director Alok Verma to the apex court.

01 Nov 2018

Delhi High Court

FIR against Asthana shows cognizable offenses: CBI tells Delhi HC

The CBI today told the Delhi High Court that the FIR on bribery allegations against its Special Director Rakesh Asthana and others shows cognizable offenses.

31 Oct 2018

Delhi High Court

#CBIvsCBI: DSP Devender Kumar released on bail

On Wednesday, a Delhi court granted bail to CBI DSP Devender Kumar, one of the accused in the alleged bribery case against CBI second-in-command, Special Director Rakesh Asthana.

29 Oct 2018

Delhi High Court

#CBIvsCBI: Delhi HC extends relief to Asthana till November 1

In the latest development in the alleged bribery case involving CBI Special Director Rakesh Asthana, the Delhi High Court, on Monday, extended interim relief to Asthana till November 1.

Series-of-events: What happened on night CBI-boss Alok Verma was divested

On the intervening night of October 23 and 24, CBI Chief Alok Verma was divested of his powers which led to political turmoil in the nation.

#CBIvsCBI: Kejriwal welcomes SC-order, hopes CBI's integrity will be upheld

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal today welcomed the "intervention" by the Supreme Court in the CBI turmoil and hoped the CBI's institutional integrity will be upheld.

#CBIvsCBI: SC directs CVC to complete inquiry within 2 weeks

The Supreme Court, on Friday, ordered the Central Vigilance Commission to complete its investigation into divested CBI Chief Alok Verma within two weeks.

Congress will hold protests outside CBI offices across nation: Surjewala

The Congress will hold protests on Friday outside all CBI offices across the country, demanding an apology from PM Modi and reinstatement of CBI Director Alok Verma who was sent on leave.

25 Oct 2018

Delhi Police

Four men found 'loitering' outside Alok Verma's house, being questioned

Four men found "loitering" outside the official residence of CBI Director Alok Verma, who was sent on leave, are being questioned by police, sources claimed.

CBI reshuffles team probing case against ex-Special Director Rakesh Asthana

The CBI has overhauled the team probing allegations of corruption against its former Special Director Rakesh Asthana, bringing in completely new faces, officials said today.

24 Oct 2018

West Bengal

CBI is now BBI (BJP Bureau of Investigation): Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday alleged that the Criminal Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has become the Bharatiya Janata Party's policing agency.

#CBIFaultlines: Midnight order, top-officials' 'leaves', and other details to know

At 1 AM on Wednesday, two top-ranking officials of the country's premier investigative agency, CBI, were sent on leave, paving way for cataclysmic changes.

In unprecedented move, CBI Director Alok Verma "sent on leave"

Wading into the controversy surrounding the country's premier investigative agency, the Centre has sent CBI Director Alok Verma "on leave".

23 Oct 2018


CBI official arrested in bribery case produced in Delhi court

CBI today produced before a Delhi court its DSP Devender Kumar, arrested in connection with bribery allegations involving agency's Special Director Rakesh Asthana.

23 Oct 2018

Delhi High Court

#CBIvsCBI: Special Director Asthana seeks Delhi HC's protection

On Tuesday, CBI's second-in-command, Special Director Rakesh Asthana approached the Delhi High Court to seek protection against arrest in an alleged bribery case against him.

23 Oct 2018

Delhi High Court

Graft case: CBI DSP Devender Kumar moves Delhi-HC against arrest

CBI DSP Devender Kumar on Tuesday approached the Delhi High Court challenging his arrest in connection with bribery allegations involving agency's Special Director Rakesh Asthana.

The CBI just raided its own headquarters: Here's why

In what marked an unprecedented move, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) raided its own headquarters on Monday in search of evidence in an alleged bribery case involving its second-in-command, Special Director Rakesh Asthana.

22 Oct 2018

Narendra Modi

CBI used as 'weapon of political vendetta' under Modi-govt: RaGa

Congress President Rahul Gandhi today alleged the CBI was being used as a "weapon of political vendetta" under the Modi government and that the premier investigation agency was "at war with itself".

CBI books its second-in-command in bribery scandal

In a case that might have far-reaching consequences, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has booked its second-in-command, Special Director Rakesh Asthana, in a bribery scandal.

In historic case, SC clears Rakesh Asthana's CBI appointment

The SC has dismissed a petition challenging Rakesh Asthana's appointment as CBI special director.

Rakesh Asthana is the new CBI special director

Rakesh Asthana, Gujarat cadre IPS officer who has probed high-profile cases like the AgustaWestland scam and corruption in the Delhi government, has been made the CBI special director.