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Asthana corruption probe: SC declines to stop Bassi transfer order

By: The Press Reporter News Service | New Delhi |

Printed: July 29, 2020 2:35:36 am


DSP Ajay Kumar Bassi. (PTI/File)

The Supreme Courtroom on Tuesday declined to intrude with the order transferring CBI DSP A Ok Bassi to Port Blair. Bassi was the investigating officer within the case of corruption towards former CBI particular director Rakesh Asthana.

A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde, nevertheless, sought to know why he had not joined obligation in Port Blair.

The bench, additionally comprising Justices A S Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian, mentioned it didn’t wish to intrude at this stage and requested Bassi to method the suitable discussion board for aid.

Senior Advocate Rajeev Dhavan, showing for Bassi, then sought permission to withdraw the plea. Permitting this, the court docket added within the order that “all contentions are left open”.

Dhavan identified that the SC had earlier allowed him to make a illustration towards the switch, which he did, and the switch order was withdrawn by the then director on January 9, 2019. Nonetheless, this was reversed on January 11 by a brand new director who restored the switch, he added. “Do I observe the SC order or this new order?” Dhavan requested, including that the January 11 order “is within the tooth of the SC judgement”.

The CJI, nevertheless, advised him “if you happen to say that this order is inaccurate, you continue to need to observe it”.

Dhavan replied that the court docket had granted permission to file illustration. The bench identified that the earlier order of the court docket had not given any safety to Bassi.

Dhavan mentioned Bassi would transfer the Central Administrative Tribunal and sought safety from the chargesheet till then. The bench nevertheless declined the aid.

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