Special Court Rakesh Asthana Bribery Case: Delhi Court imposes Rs 10k...

Rakesh Asthana Bribery Case: Delhi Court imposes Rs 10k cost on brother duo for indulging in ‘phishing,’ ‘roving enquiry’

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New Delhi, Mar 25 (ILNS) A Delhi Court today imposed a cost of Rs 10,000 on two siblings accused in the bribery case involving BSF DG Rakesh Asthana, seeking direction to the prosecuting agency to bring on record the request letters issued to the Director of CBI, seeking permission to keep their phone numbers on surveillance.

Special CBI Judge Sanjeev Aggarwal, while dismissing the applications moved by brothers Manoj Prasad and Someshwar Prasad, said, “All the above application(s) moved by the above accused persons are sheer abuse of process of law and are hereby dismissed with the cost of Rs 10,000­ per accused, per application to be deposited with DLSA, Patiala House Court”.

The Judge, while noting further that all the relevant documents pertaining to the interception of telephone numbers of the accused have already been supplied to the accused persons being part of the charge sheet, it said, “It appears that the accused persons are indulging in fishing or roving inquiry by asking for the documents, as mentioned in their above application(s), as the said documents are not necessary for preparing the effective defence of the accused persons”.

The petition, filed under Section 91 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC), sought direction to the prosecuting agency to bring on record the request letters issued by CBI to the Home Secretary, Union of India, seeking permission to keep the phone numbers of the accused persons and others on surveillance.

Advocate Ajit K Singh represented the Prasad Brothers, while Public Prosecutor V K Pathak appeared for the Central Bureau of Investigation.

It was submitted by the CBI that the interception of telephonic conversation in the present case has been done as per the provisions of the Indian Telegraph Act and the relevant orders collected during investigation are relied upon in the present charge sheet. Copies thereof have already been supplied to the accused.

It was further submitted that the written proposal/request letters of CBI, as prayed in the application, have not been collected during investigation. Therefore, the accused are not entitled to call for the said documents, which are not relied upon in the charge sheet and the application is liable to be dismissed.

The CBI had registered an FIR in October, 2018, alleging that Srivastav and Prasad acted as middlemen on behalf of Asthana and tried to save Hyderabad-based businessman Sana Satish Babu from CBI action in the case against controversial meat exporter Moin Qureshi.

The FIR was registered on the complaint of businessman Satish Sana Babu. The CBI FIR alleged that Someshwar Srivastav and Manoj Prasad were in touch with an official from RAW, who was in contact with Asthana.

Asthana was booked on the allegations of criminal conspiracy, corruption and criminal misconduct under relevant sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act. ILNS/ANB/SNG/RJ

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