CBI officer in Akhilesh case investigation transferred
New Delhi: In a fresh round of reshuffling at the CBI, DIG Gagandeep Gambhir, who was supervising the investigation into the alleged role of former Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav in the illegal mining case, has been transferred, sources said on Monday.
Gambhir has been shifted to the unit which is probing the Srijan scam and a case against journalist Upendra Rai. She will also have the additional charge of DIG in the special investigation team (SIT) headed by joint director Sai Manohar, the sources said. The SIT, which was earlier headed by Rakesh Asthana, is probing important cases like that of Vijay Mallya and Agusta Westland. It is also probing some coal scam-related cases, among others.
The fresh changes have been effected by M Nageswara Rao, who was made CBI’s interim chief after a high-powered committee comprising PM Narendra Modi, Justice A K Sikri and leader of Congress in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge had transferred Alok Verma out of the CBI in a split verdict on Thursday.
The probe in the illegal mining case will now be supervised by DIG Anish Prasad, who was earlier deputy director (personnel and admin).