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SC seeks Centre's response on CBI DSP Bassi's plea challenging transfer

Bassi had moved the apex court challenging his transfer, saying it was vitiated by mala fide and would prejudice the probe against former CBI special director Rakesh Asthana

SC seeks Centre's response on CBI DSP Bassi's plea challenging transfer

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday sought a response from Centre on a plea of CBI Deputy Superintendent of Police A K Bassi challenging his transfer to Port Blair. A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Sanjiv Khanna issued a notice to the Centre and sought its response in six weeks.

Senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan, appearing for Bassi said this is the case which raises questions on the governance of the Central Bureau of Investigation. He said this matter will also affect the purity of investigation.
 
On January 21, Bassi had moved the apex court challenging his transfer, saying it was vitiated by mala fide and would prejudice the probe against former CBI special director Rakesh Asthana. He has challenged the transfer order issued on January 11. It is violative of the directions issued by the top court in its judgment on the plea of the former CBI director Alok Kumar Verma, Bassi had said.