CBI of­fi­cer in Akhilesh case in­ves­ti­ga­tion trans­ferred

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - TIMES NATION -

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).

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