There are serious allegations of bribery against the Gujarat cadre IPS officer considered close to PM Modi.
A K Bassi
Rao's appointment as interim director has been challenged in the Supreme Court.
Transfer Will Prejudice Investigation Against Rakesh Asthana: CBI DSP AK Bassi Moves SC Against His Transfer to Port Blair
He said that interim CBI chief M Nageswara Rao did not have have the authority to pass the order.
CBI Additional SP Moves Delhi HC, Says ‘Reasonable’ Fear That CBI Is Protecting Asthana In Bribery Case
Earlier, CBI officer AK Bassi had told the Supreme Court that he had 'incriminating evidence' against Asthana
"The complainant (Sana) was not available and he did not turn up against the summons issued," CBI said.