Government curtails tenure of CBI Special Director Rakesh Asthana, three other top cops, with immediate effect

The tenures of three other officers — Joint Director Arun Kumar Sharma, Deputy Inspector General Manish Kumar Sinha and Superintendent of Police Jayant J Naiknavare — have also been curtailed, it said.

Press Trust of India January 17, 2019 20:49:27 IST
Government curtails tenure of CBI Special Director Rakesh Asthana, three other top cops, with immediate effect
  • CBI Special Director Rakesh Asthana's tenure has been curtailed with immediate effect

  • Rakesh Asthana was sent on forced leave by the government

  • Tenures of three other officers have also been curtailed

  • Development comes days after Alok Verma was shunted out of the post of CBI director

  • Verma had refused to take up the new post

New Delhi: The tenure of CBI's Special Director Rakesh Asthana, who was sent on forced leave by the government, has been curtailed with immediate effect, according to an official order issued Thursday.

The tenures of three other officers — Joint Director Arun Kumar Sharma, Deputy Inspector General Manish Kumar Sinha and Superintendent of Police Jayant J Naiknavare — have also been curtailed, it said.

The development comes days after Alok Verma was shunted out of the post of CBI director and appointed Director General of Fire Services, Civil Defence and Home Guards.

Verma had refused to take up the new post, saying he had already superannuated from the police service.

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