New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday directed the Central Bureau of Investigation to maintain status quo in the ongoing probe involving agency’s Special Director Rakesh Asthana and granted him interim protection from arrest till Monday.
The ‘status quo’ is generally referred to the existing state of affairs or circumstances, and now, both sides involved in the dispute are prevented from taking any action until the next date of hearing.
Justice Najmi Waziri directed the CBI to file response to agency’s Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Devender Kumar’s plea seeking quashing of First Information Report (FIR). The court listed the matter for further hearing on October 29. The court directed Asthana to ensure safe custody of all electronic records. Asthana and Kumar have requested the court to call documents related to the case.
Kumar told the High Court that in spite of an excellent record in probing cases, he has been made a scapegoat in the matter. He said he has been implicated in a false, frivolous and afterthought case. Kumar termed the FIR against him as a shocking state of affairs and called the complaint against him illegal and malafide. (IANS)