New Delhi, Oct 23: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday suspended its Deputy Superintendent of Police Devender Kumar who is facing bribery allegations.
“As per due procedure, Devender Kumar is suspended”, the CBI said.
Earlier in a day, Kumar was sent to seven days CBI custody over the bribery allegations involving its Special Director Rakesh Asthana to settle a case of controversial meat exporter Moin Qureshi.
Yesterday, the probe agency had arrested Kumar in connection with the Moin Qureshi case on the allegation of falsification of records.
As per the Central Bureau of Investigation, Kumar fabricated the statement of Sathish Sana, a witness in the Qureshi case, showing he recorded the statement on September 26 in Delhi.
However, the probe has revealed that Sana was not in Delhi. He was in Hyderabad on that day and joined the investigation only on October 1.
Kumar’s arrest comes a day after the CBI lodged an FIR against Asthana, Kumar and two others under sections pertaining to Prevention of Corruption Act.
The CBI has alleged that bribes were taken at least five times in December 2017 and October this year to settle a case of Qureshi.