Feud between CBI Director, deputy turns murkier; one from Asthana’s team arrested

NEW DELHI: The feud between CBI Director Alok Verma and his deputy Rakesh Asthana turned murkier with the arrest of Devender Kumar, a deputy superintendent of police in the special investigation team headed by Asthana.

CBI Director Alok Verma was called to the Prime Minister’s Office Sunday where he met senior officials, and concerns of the top office about the working of the agency were communicated to him.

The meeting took place in the background of a CBI FIR against its Special Director Asthana, who is heading the special investigation team and in-charge of several sensitive cases such as loan fraud by business tycoon Vijay Mallya and AgustaWestland chopper scam. (AGENCIES)