CBIvsCBI: Rakesh Asthana meets his lawyer Mukul Rohatgi ahead of SC hearing


New Delhi, This is going to be one of the biggest and special cases in the history of Independent India when India’s premier investigating agency’s two senior-most officers will be in the court of law seeking justice.

And this is again for the first time that the infight and hurling of accusations on each other have come out in open.

CBI Special Director Rakesh Asthana was seen outside former Attorney General and senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi’s residence in Delhi as the Supreme Court will hear the sensitive case.

The Supreme Court is slated to hear today the petition filed by CBI director Alok Kumar Verma challenging the decision of the Centre to divest him of his duties and send him on leave.

He has also sought a stay of the Centre’s order asking him to proceed on leave and giving the interim charge of his post to Joint Director M Nageswara Rao, a 1986 batch Odisha-cadre IPS officer. Verma’s petition is listed for hearing before a bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices S K Kaul and K M Joseph. His petition will come for hearing along with another plea filed on Thursday by an NGO, ‘Common Cause’, which has sought a Special Investigation Team probe into the allegations of corruption against CBI officials including special director Rakesh Asthana.