The CBI has arrested the Deputy Superintendent of Police, Devender Kumar, for “falsification of records” in connection with bribery allegations involving CBI Special Director Rakesh Asthana, who was named as an accused in the FIR CBI filed last Tuesday, Indian Express reported.
Kumar was arrested at 2 pm on Monday and searched his office in the agency’s building on Friday. Kumar was the accused Number 2 in the FIR which named Asthana as accused Number 1.
Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi met the director of the investigation agency, Alok Verma on Sunday evening and discussed details regarding the case.
He also separately met R&AW chief Anil Dhasmana the same evening since Samant Kumar Goel, Special Secretary of R&AW, has been named in the FIR, although he is not an accused in the case.
Citing sources from the agency, IE reported that Kumar was arrested on the allegation of “falsification of records in an ongoing investigation”, where he had allegedly fabricated the statement of Sana Sathish Babu “as an afterthought plan to corroborate the baseless allegations” made by Asthana against the CBI Director.
This statement is in relation to the Moin Qureshi case, in which Sana was a witness.
As per the FIR, Sana allegedly paid bribes to Asthana for getting relief in investigation from the CBI SIT headed by him.
As per these sources, the “fabricated” statement of Sana under Section 161 CrPC was allegedly created as showing it to be recorded on September 26 at Delhi. However, CBI’s investigation, sources said, found that Sana was not present in Delhi on that day and was in Hyderabad. He joined investigation at Delhi only on October 1, sources quoted by IE said.