Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Home News Reports Four IPS officers including Special Director Rakesh Asthana moved out of CBI

Four IPS officers including Special Director Rakesh Asthana moved out of CBI

Rakesh Asthana has been transferred to the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security

Just a week before the high-level selection committee is scheduled to meet to select the next director of Central Bureau of Investigation, today the union government removed Special Director CBI Rakesh Asthana and three other officers from the agency. According to a notification issued by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) today, the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet approved the curtailment of tenure of the four IPS officers working in CBI in the rank of Special Director/Joint Director/DIG/SP with immediate effect. Apart from Asthana, other officials are Arun Kumar Sharma, Joint Director, Manish Kumar Sinha, DIG, and Jayant J. Naiknavare, SP/HoB.

With this, both the architects of the infamous CBI vs CBI are now out of CBI. Last week CBI director Alok Verma had resigned from the agency after the high-level committee had removed him from the post of CBI director and transferred as DG of Fire Services.

The DoPT notification moving four officers out of CBI

The IPS officers are not terminated from their jobs, only their tenure in CBI has been curtailed. Rakesh Asthana has been transferred to the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security, which looks after airport and flight security. The other three also may be posted in other positions in the central government, or may be returned to their parent cadres. Both Asthana and Sharma are from Gujarat cadre, while Sinha is from Andhra Pradesh cadre and Naiknavare is from Maharashtra cadre.

Rakesh Asthana is facing a probe by CBI following an FIR was lodged against him by the agency at the behest of Alok Verma. Last week, the Delhi High Court had rejected his petition to quash the FIR, and had ordered the CBI to complete the probe within 10 weeks. According to reports, the CVC had concluded in its report that Alok Verma had forged evidence against Asthana.

The selection committee comprising prime minister Narendra Modi, chief justice of India Ranjan Gogoi and the leader of largest opposition party in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge will meet on January 24 to decide on the appointment of next CBI director. Till then, Additional Director Nageshwar Rao is working as the interim director of the agency, who was re-assigned to the role after Alok Verma was removed from the post of CBI director on January 10th.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

OpIndia Staffhttps://www.opindia.com
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Related Articles

Trending now

The Hindu ‘journalist’ Suhasini Haidar puts out misinformation about ISRO satellite launch: Read details

Suhasini Haidar, National Editor of 'The Hindu', put out false information on social media in attempt to mislead the public.

Watch: ‘Replace those who are not actively participating’ Union Minister Piyush Goyal disciplines irregular babus

Piyush Goyal was unhappy with members of governing council of Indian standards as their videos were switched off.

‘Inserted her hand claiming she was planting a tree’: LGBT activist Divya Dureja accused of sexual assault under pretext of shamanic ritual

A popular LGBT activist Divya Dureja has been accused of sexual assault by Elodie Gendron under pretext of a Shamanic ritual.

“You better withdraw the petition, warna jo kaam karte ho wo bhi band ho jaega”: Delhi HC pulls up petitioner over frivolous PIL

A plea was filed in the Delhi High Court by a petitioner seeking directions from the court to the state of Himachal Pradesh to release water through Western Yamuna Canal

Don’t fall for propaganda! WhatsApp will not have to breach end-to-end-encryption to follow the new IT guidelines

We're all well aware that the Govt of India has recently notified the new Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021

Gujarat 2002: The iconic photo(s) that were never taken and the question of ‘victimhood’

How the 59 Karsevaks who were burnt alive were never the victims of violence for the 'liberals'

Recently Popular

US President Joe Biden casually drops the N-word during Munich Security Conference, accused of racism on social media

The N-word is considered as one of the hateful words that were first uttered in the 17th century. Its origin can be traced back to the Spanish word 'negro', which is often used by white supremacists to deliberately offend the African-American community.

‘Inserted her hand claiming she was planting a tree’: LGBT activist Divya Dureja accused of sexual assault under pretext of shamanic ritual

A popular LGBT activist Divya Dureja has been accused of sexual assault by Elodie Gendron under pretext of a Shamanic ritual.

‘I’m Akhlaq you killed for one cow’: Islamic terror outfit Jaish-ul-Hind claims responsibility for placing bombs outside Mukesh Ambani’s residence

In the threat message that is addressed to the Ambanis, the Jaish-Ul-Hind terrorists said, "Next time the SUV will ram into your fat kids car you if don't agree to the demands now".

Gujarat: Ahmedabad woman Ayesha commits suicide by jumping into Sabarmati River, last video message goes viral

A video has gone viral on social media where Ayesha, a young woman, can be heard announcing her decision to commit suicide.

“A contest between my ball and your ball”: Netizens in splits after comments of Harsha Bhogle go viral

Harsha Bhohgle said that a cricket contest should be between bat and ball, not between bat and bat or ball and ball

Father of Richa Bharti, the girl who had refused to distribute Quran to secure bail, shot dead in native Bihar village: Read details

The father of the daring Bihar girl Richa Bharti has been shot down by assailants in her native village of Nalanda district in Bihar.
- Advertisement -

 

Connect with us

253,147FansLike
521,250FollowersFollow
23,800SubscribersSubscribe