In a rare move, the Central Bureau of Investigation went on to state that its officer Rakesh Asthana’s complaint to the CVC against its chief Alok Verma is malicious and frivolous.
The CBI had to make the move after Asthana filed a complaint before the Central Vigilance Commission alleging interference in the probes undertaken by the special investigation team under him.
“It is unfortunate that baseless and frivolous allegations are being made publicly without proper verification of facts to malign the image of the Director CBI and intimidate the officials of the organisation,” the statement said.
It said the CVC has asked for certain case files from the CBI on the basis of a complaint filed by the agency’s special director.
In its response to the CVC letter, the CBI’s chief vigilance officer (CVO) pointed out that the complaint is an attempt by the complainant to intimidate the agency’s officers who are investigating his role in at least half a dozen cases.>