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CBI vs CBI: Delhi court raps agency for not conducting psychological, lie detector test on Rakesh Asthana

​A Delhi court on Wednesday asked the CBI as to why there no psychological and lie detector test conducted on its former special director Rakesh Asthana, who was recently given a clean chit in a bribery case.  

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New Delhi Published on: February 19, 2020 13:00 IST
Rakesh Asthana/File Image

Rakesh Asthana/File Image

A Delhi court on Wednesday asked the CBI as to why there no psychological and lie detector test conducted on its former special director Rakesh Asthana, who was recently given a clean chit in a bribery case.

Special CBI Judge Sanjeev Aggarwal directed the initial investigating officer, Ajay Kumar Bassi, in the case to appear before it on February 28.

The court had on Wednesday last expressed displeasure over the CBI's investigation into the case and had asked why the accused with bigger roles were roaming free while the probe agency has arrested its own DSP.

Asthana and DSP Devender Kumar, who was arrested in 2018 and later got bail, were named in column 12 of the charge sheet in the case since there was not enough evidence to make them accused.

The CBI registered the case against Asthana on the basis of a complaint from Hyderabad-based businessman Satish Sana, facing probe in a 2017 case involving meat exporter Moin Qureshi.

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