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Bribery case: CBI DSP Devender Kumar, middleman remanded to 14-day judicial custody

The court asked the CBI to file its reply to Kumar's application which will be heard Wednesday.

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New Delhi Published on: October 30, 2018 16:20 IST
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CBI DSP Devender Kumar, middleman remanded to 14-day judicial custody

CBI DSP Devender Kumar and middleman Manoj Prasad were on Tuesday remanded to 14-day judicial custody by a Delhi court. Kumar and Prasad were arrested in connection with bribery allegations involving the agency's Special Director Rakesh Asthana.

A special CBI court sent them to jail after the agency said both the accused were not required for further custodial interrogation.

Both the accused were produced before special CBI Judge Santosh Snehi Mann who will hear the bail application of Kumar on Wednesday.

The agency was tampering with and fabricating evidence in case against him, Kumar had told the court during the hearing. He was produced after the expiry of his seven-day custodial interrogation.

He submitted that a case of theft and extortion should be lodged against CBI officials probing case.

The court asked the CBI to file its reply to Kumar's application which will be heard on Wednesday.

Kumar also termed his custody "illegal" in his bail application, moved by advocated Rahul Tyagi and urged the court to set him free.

Two alleged middlemen -- Manoj Prasad and Somesh Prasad -- have also been named as accused in the case.

The FIR in the current case was lodged on the basis of a written complaint from businessman Satish Sana on October 15.

Being the IO in the case against meat exporter Moin Qureshi, Kumar was allegedly accused of repeatedly calling the complainant to the CBI office to harass him and compel him to pay a bribe of Rs 5 crore for getting a clean chit in the case.

The complaint had also said that a part of the bribe was paid by Sana.

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