No FIR could have been registered without prior sanction from Centre, Rakesh Asthana to Delhi HC

Aditi Singh December 7 2018

Relying upon the recent amendment to the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988, Special Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Rakesh Asthana today argued that in absence of sanction from the Central government under Section 17A of the Act, no enquiry or investigation could have been initiated against him by the Agency.

A single Judge Bench of the Delhi High Court comprising Justice Najmi Waziri was hearing Asthana and CBI Deputy Superintendent of Police Devendra Kumar’s

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