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Rakesh Asthana – Aviation Secretary Chief

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Rakesh Asthana – Aviation Secretary Chief

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Rakesh Asthana is an Indian Police Service Officer, and was born in 9th March 1961. The article Rakesh Asthana - Aviation Secretary Chief presents some important details about Rakesh Asthana and his controversial exit from CBI.

Rakesh Asthana - Aviation Secretary Chief - Key Points
  • Rakesh Asthana was a special director in the Central Bureau of Investigation

  • Asthana has been transferred to the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security.

  • His name was linked with a bitter public feud with his boss, CBI director Alok Verma.

  • This is the main reason of his exit from CBI to Aviation Secretary Chief.

  • Both Rakesh Asthana and Alok Verma had accused each other of corruption.

  • Alok Verma was transferred to the post of director general of fire service, civil defence and home guard.

  • Rakesh Asthana had alleged that AK Sharma was purposefully targeting him.

  • Regarding this issue, A petition was filed in the Supreme Court on challenging the appointment of Rakesh Asthana as director general of Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS).

  • The petition, filed by advocate M L Sharma

  • The petition said Asthana was under investigation for taking bribes within his duty and his appointment is contradictory.

  • Instead of suspension, Asthana's appointment as BCES chief on January 18.