Focus now on CBI deputy Asthana, after Alok Verma shunted out

With Alok Verma shunted out of the CBI, speculations on his former deputy Rakesh Asthana is now picking up.

It need be mentioned that Asthana, also known as CBI Number II, is facing corruption allegations and probe against him will go on.

Delhi High Court refused to cancel the bribery case filed against Special Director Rakesh Asthana, CBI Deputy Superintendent Devender Kumar and alleged middleman Manoj Prasad.

Many believe that Asthana may now be arrested.

The court was hearing petitions filed by the three challenging the First Information Report or FIR in which Mr Asthana was charged with criminal conspiracy, corruption and criminal misconduct.

Hyderabad-based businessman Sathish Babu Sana, on whose complaint the FIR was lodged, alleged he paid bribe to get relief in a case involving meat exporter Moin Qureshi.

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