SC summons Nageshwara Rao for contempt of court

The Supreme Court on Thursday summoned former CBI Interim Director M Nageshwara Rao over the transfer of CBI officer A K Sharma, who was probing the Bihar shelter home case, calling it a contempt of court.

Sharma was the senior-most officer who was involved in the investigation of the shelter home case. The apex court referred to its earlier orders in which it had asked CBI not to remove Sharma from the team probing Bihar shelter home case.

The court has asked Rao and other officers to be present on February 12 and sought from the agency the names of those who were involved in the transfer of Sharma.

Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi said, “We are going to take it very seriously. You have played with our orders. God help you. Never play with the Supreme Court’s order.”

The apex court also directed S Bhasu Ram, in-charge Director of Prosecution CBI, to appear in the court for violating its order.

AK Sharma was in January, transferred as ADGP of CRPF.