CBI vs CBI: 'Middleman' Manoj Prasad granted bail by Delhi court; was arrested in bribery allegations involving Rakesh Asthana
Earlier, Satish Sana, a Hyderabad based businessman who is facing a CBI probe in a corruption case involving meat exporter Moin Qureshi, had alleged to have met Prasad in Dubai.
New Delhi: A Patiala House Court on Tuesday granted bail to Dubai based investment banker Manoj Prasad, allegedly a middleman in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) bribery case and accused of taking bribe on behalf of Special Director Rakesh Asthana.
On 11 December, Prasad while speaking to media refuted all claims made by complainant Satish Sana. Vehemently denying all allegations, Prasad asserted that he had "never-ever" met Asthana.
Replying to questions from the media, Prasad while appearing in Delhi's Patiala house court, had said: "It is all a lie. Everything is fabricated. Whatever they have claimed, nothing such happened. I have never taken the money and have never-ever met Asthana. I don't know who Asthana is."
Earlier, Satish Sana, a Hyderabad based businessman who is facing a CBI probe in a corruption case involving meat exporter Moin Qureshi, had alleged to have met Prasad in Dubai. He had claimed that Prasad had allegedly informed him about having "very good connection" in the CBI and assured him of helping in the case through his brother Somesh Prasad.
Sana's complaint was received by CBI on 15 October and an official FIR against Asthana was registered on 21 October.
Prasad was arrested by the for allegedly seeking Rs 5 crore from Satish Sana for getting him relief from the CBI's summons.
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