Published On : Wed, Oct 24th, 2018

CBI DIG Manish Kumar Sinha, who was probing Asthana, transferred to Nagpur ACB

Nagpur: In a major shakeup, Manish Kumar Sinha, the Deputy Inspector-General of the AC-III Unit in Central Bureau of Investigation has been has been transferred to the Anti-Corruption Branch in Nagpur. The move comes against the backdrop of a bitter feud between CBI Director Alok Verma and Special Director Rakesh Asthana. The DIG Manish Kumar Sinha was probing the case against Asthana.

This is probably the first time that a DIG rank officer of CBI has been posted in Nagpur Branch.

It is pertinent to recall that the CBI Director Alok Verma, who has been involved in a bitter feud with the agency’s No. 2 officer Rakesh Asthana, was sent on leave and M Nageshwar Rao, a Joint Director within the CBI, was given the charge as the interim CBI Director.

The decision to send Alok Verma and Rakesh Asthana on leave was taken around midnight and was followed by high drama at the Central Bureau of Investigation’s headquarters in New Delhi.