Rakesh Asthana

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

07 Mar 2020

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.

ED officer probing Nirav Modi case removed, reinstated hours later

30 Mar 2019

ED officer probing Nirav Modi case removed, reinstated hours later

In a concerning turn of events, the Enforcement Directorate officer who was investigating the Nirav Modi case was relieved of his duties on Friday evening, only to be reinstated at the post hours later.

PM-led panel clears shortlisted names, CBI to get chief soon

02 Feb 2019

PM-led panel clears shortlisted names, CBI to get chief soon

The high-powered committee headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi met on Friday and cleared shortlisted names for the next chief of Central Bureau of Investigation, reports claimed.

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

01 Feb 2019

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.

Third SC judge exits case challenging acting CBI chief's appointment

31 Jan 2019

Third SC judge exits case challenging acting CBI chief's appointment

On Thursday, Supreme Court Justice NV Ramana recused himself from hearing a plea challenging M Nageshwar Rao's appointment as interim CBI Chief.

PM Modi-led panel indecisive over selection of new CBI Director

24 Jan 2019

PM Modi-led panel indecisive over selection of new CBI Director

A high-powered PM Modi-led selection committee today met to pick the next CBI Director after former chief Alok Verma's exit earlier this month.

Justice Sikri recuses himself from plea challenging interim CBI-chief's appointment

24 Jan 2019

Justice Sikri recuses himself from plea challenging interim CBI-chief's appointment

Justice AK Sikri, who was part of the select panel which took the decision to transfer former CBI Director Alok Verma, on Thursday recused himself from a plea challenging the appointment of M Nageshwar Rao as the interim boss of the agency.

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

18 Jan 2019

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.

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

11 Jan 2019

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.

Ousted CBI Chief Alok Verma resigns from new post

11 Jan 2019

Ousted CBI Chief Alok Verma resigns from new post

On Friday, former CBI Chief Alok Verma, who was removed from the position on Thursday and was made the Director General of Fire Services, resigned.

Alok Verma not "terminated": Markandey Katju reveals Justice Sikri's role

11 Jan 2019

Alok Verma not "terminated": Markandey Katju reveals Justice Sikri's role

Markandey Katju, former judge of Supreme Court, wrote a post on social media on Friday explaining the role of Justice AK Sikri in the unceremonial exit of CBI Director Alok Verma.

Alok Verma: Was removed on frivolous grounds; CBI under attack

11 Jan 2019

Alok Verma: Was removed on frivolous grounds; CBI under attack

After Alok Verma was removed by the PM Modi-led selection committee within two days of his reinstatement by the Supreme Court, the former CBI Director has spoken up about his removal.

5 reasons why CBI chief Alok Verma was sacked

11 Jan 2019

5 reasons why CBI chief Alok Verma was sacked

In a concerning incident, the select panel headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi sacked CBI boss Alok Verma on Thursday, less than two days after he was reinstated to his post by Supreme Court.

CBI Director Alok Verma returns to work after being reinstated

09 Jan 2019

CBI Director Alok Verma returns to work after being reinstated

A day after the Supreme Court reinstated Alok Verma as the CBI Director, the embattled Verma returned to work on Wednesday for the first time in three months.

#CBIvsCBI: Supreme Court reinstates Alok Verma as CBI Director

08 Jan 2019

#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

06 Dec 2018

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.

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

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.

#CBIvsCBI: None of you deserve a hearing, reprimands Supreme Court

20 Nov 2018

#CBIvsCBI: None of you deserve a hearing, reprimands Supreme Court

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court abruptly deferred the hearing of CBI Director Alok Verma's petition that had challenged the government's decision to strip him of his powers and send him on leave.

#CBIvsCBI: No clean-chit to Alok Verma, CVC-report contains 'mixed findings'

16 Nov 2018

#CBIvsCBI: No clean-chit to Alok Verma, CVC-report contains 'mixed findings'

The Supreme Court on Friday did not give a clean chit to ousted CBI Director Alok Verma and noted that the CVC report contained mixed findings.

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

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.

FIR against Asthana shows cognizable offenses: CBI tells Delhi HC

01 Nov 2018

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.

#CBIvsCBI: DSP Devender Kumar released on bail

31 Oct 2018

#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.

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

29 Oct 2018

#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

27 Oct 2018

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

26 Oct 2018

#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

26 Oct 2018

#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

25 Oct 2018

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.

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

25 Oct 2018

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

24 Oct 2018

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.

Institutional integrity and credibility of CBI is important: Arun Jaitley

24 Oct 2018

Institutional integrity and credibility of CBI is important: Arun Jaitley

The government's decision to remove CBI Director Alok Verma and Special Director Rakesh Asthana is based on the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) recommendations, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Wednesday

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

24 Oct 2018

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

24 Oct 2018

#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"

24 Oct 2018

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".

CBI official arrested in bribery case produced in Delhi court

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.

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

23 Oct 2018

#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.

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

23 Oct 2018

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

22 Oct 2018

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.

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

22 Oct 2018

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

21 Oct 2018

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

28 Nov 2017

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.