Moin Qureshi case: Rakesh Asthana alleged Alok Verma ‘interference’
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Moin Qureshi case: Rakesh Asthana alleged Alok Verma ‘interference’

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CBI special director Rakesh Asthana had alleged on Monday about the serious interference by director Alok Verma in the Moin Qureshi case.

He did so in his official complaint against Verma to the cabinet secretary on August 24, where he claimed that Verma had called him up and asked him not to question Satish Babu Sana, a key witness in the Moin Qureshi case. The complaint was referred to the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC). Sana is now the complainant in an FIR against Asthana.

Sources said that Asthana wrote to CVC on this case. CVC had already asked for files relating to the Quresh case last month.

Asthana had been booked by the CBI for allegedly receiving bribes from middlemen to give relief to a businessman being probed by him in a case involving meat exporter Moin Qureshi. The CBI registered the case against Rakesh Asthana on October 15 on the basis of a complaint from Satish Sana, facing probe in the 2017 case allegedly involving meat exporter Moin Qureshi.

The CBI has recorded a statement of Sana under Section 164 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) wherein he has reportedly stuck to the accusations levelled in his original deposition to the CBI. He has alleged that over Rs.2 crore were paid to bail him out from the investigation against him in the Qureshi case. (UNI)

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