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Tag: Rakesh Asthana

Rakesh Asthana Appointed New BSF Chief, VSK Kaumudi Spl Secy Internal Security

New Delhi: The central government has appointed 1984-batch IPS officer Rakesh Asthana as the Director General of Border Security Force (BSF). The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the proposal to appoint the Gujarat-cadre officer as the BSF chief till July 31, 2021, when he is slated to retire. […]

Kilkenny cat fight between top two officers severely dented CBI's reputation

New Delhi: The CBI saw the worst crisis in its over 70-year hisotry in 2018 as the bitter acrimony between its top two officers — akin to a Kilkenny cat fight — led to a public showdown, intervention by the central government and legal cases as the country’s investigative agencies remained on their toes chasing […]

SC expresses displeasure over leak of CBI Director Alok Verma's confidential reply

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Tuesday expressed strong displeasure over the leak of CBI Director Alok Kumar Verma’s confidential reply in the media and adjourned the hearing in his case to November 29. The response was filed by Verma and submitted to the secretary general in a sealed cover on Monday. A bench comprising Chief […]

CBI vs CBI: CVC submits report on Alok Verma to SC

New Delhi: The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) on Monday submitted to the Supreme Court its report on a preliminary inquiry into allegations raised against CBI Director Alok Verma by his deputy and Special Director Rakesh Asthana. Another report was also submitted before a bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Shyam Kishan Kaul on […]

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CBI reshuffles team probing case against Asthana

New Delhi: The CBI has overhauled the team probing allegations of corruption against its former Special Director Rakesh Asthana, bringing in completely new faces, officials said Wednesday. There have been changes from the investigation officer to supervisory levels, they said. M Nageswar Rao, a 1986-batch Odisha cadre IPS officer, who took over the duties and […]

Odisha cadre IPS officer M Nageshwar Rao takes charge as interim CBI chief

New Delhi: Odisha cadre IPS officer M Nageshwar Rao took charge as the interim chief of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) today. His appointment came after a spat between former Director Alok Verma and Special Director Rakesh Asthana who were sent on leave. The prime minister-led appointments committee in an order Tuesday night had given charge of […]

BREAKING: CBI arrests its Deputy SP in bribery case involving its Special Director

New Delhi: The CBI has arrested its Deputy Superintendent of Police Devender Kumar in connection with bribery allegations involving its Special Director and second-in-command Rakesh Asthana, officials said Monday. Kumar, who was earlier the investigation officer in a case involving meat exporter Moin Qureshi, has been arrested on the allegations of forgery in recording the […]

CBI special director reviews chit fund cases in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Speculations are now rife that the investigations into several chit fund scams will be intensified by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) after its Special Director Rakesh Asthana held a marathon meeting in Bhubaneswar today. Sources said Asthana reviewed the status and progress of investigation into several chit fund cases in Odisha with senior […]

Rakesh Asthana is new CBI Special Director

New Delhi: In a major bureaucratic rejig, the Union Government on Sunday appointed 1984- batch Gujarat cadre IPS officer Rakesh Asthana as CBI special director and made Gurbachan Singh as Special Director of Intelligence Bureau (IB). Deepak Kumar Mishra and Sudeep Lakhtakia have been promoted as Special DG in the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF). […]