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30/10/2018 12:19 PM IST | Updated 30/10/2018 12:23 PM IST

CBI's AK Bassi Challenges Transfer In SC, Claims He Has 'Incriminating Evidence' Against Rakesh Asthana

Bassi was transferred to Port Blair. He was one of the officers probing corruption allegations against Asthana.

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CBI officer AK Bassi who was investigative the allegations against Rakesh Asthana and was transferred to Port Blair amid the ongoing feud in the investigative agency, has moved the Supreme Court challenging his transfer.

A report in The Indian Express said that Bassi has alleged that he has incriminating evidence against Asthana and he also requested for an SIT probe against the officer.

Bassi was one of the top officers of the CBI who were transferred in "public interest" as the two top officers Asthana and Alok Verma were embroiled in a public feud.

Bassi's transfer letter was signed by interim CBI chief M Nageswar Rao.

Bassi was one of the many officers who were transferred including CBI DIG Manish Kumar Sinha, DIG Tarun Gauba, DIG Jasbir Singh, DIG Anish Prasad, DIG KR Chaurasia, HoB Ram Gopal and SP Satish.

Additional SP CBI SS Gum was also transferred.

While hearing Verma's plea challenging his forced leave, the Supreme Court had also said that Rao could not take policy decisions.

The court had directed that all decisions taken by Rao would have to be presented to court in a sealed cover.