Delhi HC allows Alok Verma to inspect case file relating to Rakesh Asthana

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday allowed Central Bureau of Investigation Director Alok Verma  to inspect in the CVC’s office the case file relating to FIR against the agency’s Special Director Rakesh Asthana.

Justice Najmi Waziri asked Verma to go to the commission’s office on Thursday and inspect the file. The High Court also extended till December 7 its order asking the CBI to maintain status quo on proceedings against Asthana.

The Supreme Court in October ordered the CVC to probe the charges against Verma in two weeks. The commission has since submitted its report to the top court, where the hearing is slated for Thursday. The court was hearing separate pleas of Asthana, Kumar and middleman Manoj Prasad seeking quashing of the FIR against them. The court directed that the documents given by Sharma be kept in sealed cover till further orders.

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