The CBI has been instructed by the High Court in Delhi to investigate properly in relation to a bribery case involving former CBI Director Rakesh Asthana who was accused in an FIR made by Hyderabad-based businessman Satish Babu Sana.
The CBI initially solved low-profile cases such as defamation and bribery, but was soon allowed to deal with high-profile cases worldwide.
In retrospect, however, the CBI has in the past been accused of tampering with evidence in several cases and shifting the blame to its IOs.
In this situation, Sana accused Asthana of taking bribes for his rescue in connection with the case of a meat exporter, Moin Qureshi.
Rakesh, the head of the CBI task force, confronted Sana and CBI director Alok Verma when Asthana was accused of taking bribes.
The CBI has had many cases of disputes with other legitimate organizations in the past, e.g. ITA (Income Tax Agency), IB (Intelligence Service), ED(enforcement directorate) and many other police agencies in different states.
This is because the CBI lacks the legal authority to operate on the Indian premises. These cases are not in accordance with general laws that put law and order first.
The CBI finally took the main accused Manoj Prasad, into custody and gave a clean chit to the former Dep. Directors-Rakesh Asthana and Devender Kumar.
Asthana became the Police Commissioner of Delhi afterwards and Devender Kumar resumed his normal duties.