CBI DSP Devender Kumar filed a petition in the Delhi High Court against the CBI director Alok Verma’s orders to reinstate team of officials. He also pleaded that Alok Verma should not be allowed to deal with the FIR of the bribery case filed against him and Rakesh Asthana.
Devender Kumar is out on bail pertaining to the bribery case. He was arrested in October last year as one of the accused in the case also involving CBI special director Rakesh Asthana.
Just hour after being reinstated as the CBI Director, Alok Verma issued orders on Wednesday to bring back and reinstate all those officers who were transferred with an immediate effect following his forced leave in October. The officers were issued transfer orders by agency's interim chief M. Nageswara Rao.
A K Sharma, a Gujarat-cadre officer and Anish Prasad as DIG of SU-1 (Surveillance) unit are the two major comebacks to the CBI. Anish Prasad had shared much of the limelight during the bitter spat between Rakesh Asthana and Alok Verma.
Devender Kumar’s hearing is likely to be heard on Friday, by Justice Najmi Waziri. The Court has already reserved verdicts for the pleas filed by the Rakesh Asthana and Devender Kumar.
Along with the duo, alleged middleman and investment banker Manoj Prasad has also approached Court seeking to quash the bribery FIR against them.
Kumar, who was earlier the investigation officer into a case involving meat exporter Moin Qureshi, which was headed by Asthana, was arrested by the CBI over charges of forgery and corruption. While Kumar was its chief investigating officer, allegedly forged documents during recording the statement of Satish Sana, another accused in the case.