Hyderabad-based businessman Satish Sana accused CBI Special Director Rakesh Asthana of corruption and said that he had paid Rs 2 crore to the latter. He also asked the Supreme Court for protection after the investigating agency summoned him for questioning.
Satish Sana, has asked the Supreme Court for interim protection. In his statement to the CBI, Satish Sana had said he paid a bribe of Rs 2 crore to Rakesh Asthana to be spared any action in an investigation linked to meat exporter Moin Qureshi. The money was paid over a 10-month period -- starting from December 2017, according to news agency NDTV.
Sana was at one time an employee with the Andhra Pradesh State Electricity Board. Since then he has worked in several companies. He is said to have a strong political connection. His name first appeared in an ED case against meat exporter Moin Qureshi in 2015. Asthana's team examined the case.
Deputy Superintendent of Police Devender Kumar, who was earlier the investigating officer in a case involving meat exporter Moin Qureshi, was arrested by the CBI on the allegations of forgery in recording the statement of businessman Sathish Sana, who had alleged to have paid bribes to get relief in the case.