New Dlehi, Dec 7: Central Bureau of Investigation director Alok Verma on Friday submitted an affidavit in the Delhi High Court against special director Rakesh Asthana, claiming that the charges are serious and require a thorough probe.
The Court is scheduled to hear a plea filed by Asthana and others seeking quashing of First Information Report (FIR) filed against them in a bribery case at 2.15 pm.
In his reply, Verma said ‘allegations are nothing but imagination of the petitioner, a petition by Asthana is not maintainable and is misconceived. An investigation is at the nascent stage. Allegations made in the complaint against Asthana&others are very serious&requires thorough probe’.
The CBI head also says allegations of corruption against Rakesh Astana, who is holding a very high public office of such a prestigious institution raises serious concern, which is required to be thoroughly investigated without any bias, so that public faith in the probe agency is maintained.
The High Court is hearing separate petitions of Asthana, CBI deputy superintendent of police Devender Kumar and alleged middleman Manoj Prasad seeking quashing of the FIR against them.