CBI officer A.K. Bassi moves SC challenging his transfer

Supreme Court of India
Supreme Court of India, File Photo

New Delhi, Oct 30: CBI officer A.K. Bassi, who was investigating an alleged bribery case against the investigating agency’s Special Director Rakesh Asthana, on Tuesday moved the Supreme Court challenging his transfer to Port Blair in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justice Uday Umesh Lalit and Justice K.M. Joseph said “we will see” as the counsel for Bassi sought an early hearing on the plea.

Seeking a Special Investigation Team (SIT) probe into the allegation of bribery against Asthana, Bassi told the court that he was an investigating officer in the case and had gathered incriminating material when he was sent on leave by the government following an internecine war in the CBI.


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