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AgustaWestland scam accused middleman Michel Christian at CBI headquarters in New Delhi | Ravi Choudhary/PTI

Rakesh Asthana threatened to make my life hell: Christian Michel alleges in court

Michel's statement that he was put in prison with Kashmiri separatist leaders was denied by jail authorities.
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CBI officer who probed Asthana says he’s being ‘victimised’, moves SC against transfer

CBI special director A.K. Bassi accuses interim director Rao of representing ‘elements in CBI who did not want free and fair probe’ against Rakesh Asthana. 
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Nirav Modi sleuth among 4 CBI officers removed by Modi govt

Modi government Thursday removed four officers, including Rakesh Asthana, from CBI amid an unprecedented churn in the probe agency.
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After Alok Verma, Modi govt now removes Rakesh Asthana & 3 top CBI officers

Decision to curtail tenure of these four officers was taken by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet, headed by PM Modi. New Delhi: A week after the high-level committee (HLC) headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi shunted out CBI director Alok Verma from his post, the government Thursday curtailed the tenure of his controversial deputy, Rakesh Asthana, and three other officers with immediate effect. Apart from Asthana, who was under the scanner ever since the CBI under Verma booked him on corruption charges, the other officers who have been unceremoniously removed are Joint Director Arun Kumar Sharma, a Gujarat-cadre IPS officer, DIG Manish Kumar Sinha, an Andhra Pradesh-cadre IPS officer and Superintendent of Police Jayant J. Naiknavare, a Maharashtra-cadre IPS officer. According to the order issued by the Department of Personnel and Training, the decision to curtail the tenure of these four officers was taken by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet,...
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Setback for CBI No. 2 Rakesh Asthana as Delhi High Court refuses to quash bribery case

The Delhi High Court has set a 10-week deadline for the CBI to complete its investigation against Rakesh Asthana & Devender Kumar.
Alok Verma at CBI Headquarter, New Delhi | Ravi Choudhary/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

In siding with govt, Supreme Court has lot to answer on Alok Verma’s ouster as CBI chief

The Supreme Court allowed itself to become party to what was essentially a political game of one-upmanship.
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Alok Verma resumes office as CBI chief after nearly 3 months of forced leave

Alok Verma came back to the CBI, albeit with clipped powers, after the Supreme Court set aside the government's October 2018 order.
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CBI vs CBI settled, but Supreme Court left us with these questions

The Supreme Court leaves open the problem of disciplinary action.
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In Supreme Court’s Alok Verma judgment, a resounding call for CBI’s freedom

Here are excerpts from Tuesday’s Supreme Court judgment, which reinstated Alok Verma as CBI director, but with riders.

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Why does the Right-wing want to ‘occupy’ Delhi’s liberal hotspot Khan Market?

BJP's Ram Madhav took party workers to Khan Market to celebrate the Lok Sabha victory to assert the "new political ideology and culture".

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IAF workhorse AN-32 gets a fuel that’s green and creates jobs for tribals

The IAF will now run its AN-32 transport aircraft on a blended bio-fuel partly derived from trees. It plans to widen the experiment over the next two years.
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Modi era begins in politics as caste factor fades. Here’s why he won’t be easy to beat

BJP's Mandir politics has subsumed Mandal under Modi-Shah and created a pan-Hindu vote. Modi's challenger has to invent a new politics.