CBI suspends DSP Devender Kumar

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday suspended Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Devender Kumar.

A Delhi court granted Kumar seven days of CBI remand, in connection with bribery allegations involving agency’s Special Director Rakesh Asthana. 

The CBI said “Kumar was being suspended. This comes after a Delhi court remanded him in the agency’s custody for a week in a bribery case. Devender Kumar is the second-in-command to CBI special director Rakesh Asthana, who is the prime accused in the same bribery case.”

CBI had told the high court that Kumar was part of an alleged extortion racket being run in the garb of the investigation in Qureshi’s case.

Devender Kumar, who was earlier the investigating officer in a case involving meat exporter Moin Qureshi, was arrested on Monday by the CBI on the allegation that he forged the statement of Sathish Babu Sana, who had alleged to have paid bribe of over Rs 2 crore to get relief in the case. 

Earlier in the day, Kumar had moved the Delhi High Court, challenging his arrest.