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CBI DSP, middleman remanded to 14-day judicial custody

New Delhi: A Delhi court Tuesday remanded CBI DSP Devender Kumar and middleman Manoj Prasad, arrested in connection with bribery allegations involving the agency's Special Director Rakesh Asthana, to 14-day judicial custody.

A special CBI court sent them to jail after the agency said both the accused were not required for further custodial interrogation.

During the hearing, Kumar, who was produced after the expiry of his seven-day custodial interrogation, told the court the agency was tampering with and fabricating evidence in the case against him.

He submitted that a case of theft and extortion should be lodged against CBI officials probing the case.

The FIR in the current case was lodged from a written complaint from businessman Satish Sana on October 15. It was alleged that Kumar, being the IO in the case against meat exporter Moin Qureshi, was repeatedly calling the complainant to the CBI office to harass him and compel him to pay a bribe of Rs 5 crore.

The complaint had also said that Sana paid a part of the bribe.

The Supreme Court Tuesday directed the Hyderabad Police to provide adequate security to businessman Satish Sana, a complainant in the alleged bribery case against CBI Special Director Rakesh Asthana.

Interim CBI Chief M Nageswara Rao Tuesday denied any irregularities in the investments made by his wife in a private company.

The bench also took note of a fresh petition filed by CBI DSP A K Bassi, who was earlier the investigating officer in the case lodged against Asthana.See P7

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