SC directs police to provide security to Satish Sana, who accused Rakesh Asthana of bribery

Satish Sana, Hyderabad-based businessman who accused CBI’s officer Rakesh Asthana of corruption had asked for protection on Monday after being summoned by the CBI for questioning

Photo courtesy: social media
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NH Web Desk

The Supreme Court on Tuesday, October 30 directed police to provide adequate security to businessman Satish Sana, complainant in alleged bribery case against Rakesh Asthana.

Earlier on Monday, Satish Sana, Hyderabad-based businessman who accused CBI's officer Rakesh Asthana of corruption has asked for protection after being summoned by the Central Bureau of Investigation for questioning. Satish Sana, has asked the apex court for interim protection.

Previously, in his statement to the CBI, Satish Sana had said he had paid a bribe of ₹2 crore to Rakesh Asthana to be spared any action in an investigation linked to meat exporter Moin Qureshi. The money was paid for over a 10-month period, starting from December 2017.

Based on the statement, the CBI had filed a First Information Report against Rakesh Asthana.

Last week, both Alok Verma and Rakesh Asthana were sent on forced leave and M Nageshwar Rao was appointed interim CBI chief in a post-midnight coup that was challenged by the CBIdirector.

On Friday, SC ordered that the vigilance inquiry against Alok Verma be complete in two weeks, under the supervision of an ex-Supreme Court judge. The judges also ordered that the interim chief can make no policy decisions and stick to administrative ones.

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