New Delhi, Nov 13: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday dismissed plea of alleged middleman Manoj Prasad in the bribery case involving CBI Special Director Rakesh Asthana.
The court rejected the plea saying the investigation is still at a crucial stage and he has substantial businesses outside India involving transactions outside India.
Prasad, who was arrested on October 17 by the probe agency for allegedly seeking Rs 5 crore from a Hyderabad businessman Sathish Sana for getting relief from the CBI’s summons, approached the Delhi High Court on Monday.
Prasad was arrested on October 17 by the CBI for allegedly seeking Rs 5 crore from a Hyderabad businessman Sathish Sana for getting relief from the CBI’s summons, and is in the middleman in the Alok Verma-Rakesh Asthana spat. His custody was later extended by five days on October 25 by a Delhi court.
However, on October 30, a Delhi Court had remanded alleged middleman to judicial custody for 14 days.