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Suspended CBI DSP remanded to judicial custody

New Delhi: A court on Tuesday sent suspended Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Deputy Superintendent of Police Devender Kumar and another man, arrested in a corruption case allegedly involving Special Director Rakesh Asthana, to 14 days judicial custody.

CBI Special Judge Santosh Snehi Mann sent Kumar and Manoj Prasad to jail for 14 days after the investigating agency said it no longer needed their custody for interrogation.

Both were presented before the court on the expiry of the CBI custody.

The court also asked the CBI to file a response on the bail plea of Kumar and listed its hearing for Wednesday.

Kumar was arrested last week on charges of falsification of records while probing allegations against meat exporter Moin Qureshi and was remanded to CBI custody till October 30. Manoj Prasad was arrested on October 17.

Kumar was an Investigating Officer in a case against Qureshi, who is facing multiple cases of money laundering and corruption.

The CBI alleged that bribes were taken at least five times between December 2017 and October this year.

Asthana, a 1984-batch IPS officer of Gujarat cadre, is accused of accepting a bribe of Rs 2 crore from a Hyderabad-based businessman Sana Sathish Babu, who was under probe in the Qureshi case in a bid to "wreck" the investigation.

The case was being examined by a special investigation team (SIT) headed by Asthana.

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