Advocate ML Sharma challenged the arrangement referring to a pending FIR against the previous CBI deputy chief on bribery charges.
An appeal in the Supreme Court has challenged the arrangement of ex Central Bureau of Investigation deputy chief Rakesh Asthana as chief general of the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security.
The candidate, advocate ML Sharma, tested the arrangement by referring to a forthcoming first information report against Asthana on bribery charges, as per Bar and Bench. The Delhi High Court had earlier refused to subdue the FIR against Asthana.
The Center had selected Asthana the chief general of the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security for two years, a day in the wake of removing him and three different officials from the Central Bureau of Investigation. The Bureau of Civil Aviation Security, a part of the Ministry of Civil Aviation, is the administrative expert for the area in India.
The Bharatiya Janata Party-drove National Democratic Alliance government in October had sent Asthana and CBI Director Alok Verma on leave after they blamed each other for corruption. In the wake of being restored by a Supreme Court request, Verma was eliminated from the post again two days after the fact.
Asthana was blamed for getting bribes and extorting cash from Hyderabad-based financial businessman Sathish Babu Sana, who was being investigated in the Moin Qureshi bribery case. Qureshi is denounced in various graft cases. Asthana, thus, blamed Verma for attempting to dishonestly involve him and evened out corruption accusations against him.
A board headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet soon to choose another director of the CBI.