The feud within CBI turned murkier with Sinha dragging the names of NSA Ajit Doval, Union minister Haribhai Parthibhai Chaudhary and CVC K V Chowdhury over alleged attempts to interfere in the probe against Rakesh Asthana.
Addressing the media on Tuesday, Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi alleged that a “corruption tsunami” has taken wind out of the sails of Modi’s “anti-corruption boat”, and that the Prime Minister is “visibly rattled and upset”.
Janardhan Reddy was arrested last week after investigations indicated that he was the final recipient of the Rs 20-crore fund — in the form of 57 kg gold and Rs 2 crore cash — transferred by Ambident Marketing to Khan in March.
Ravindra Angre was earlier the general secretary of the BJP in Thane district. While Angre named the ongoing Rafale deal controversy as a reason for him to quit the ruling party, sources said that he was upset at being sidelined and marginalised in his own district.
Of the 13 accused, four Kashmir natives —- Mohammad Ashiq Baba, Syed Munir-ul-Hassan Qadri, Tariq Ahmad Dar and Ashraf Hamid Khandey —- were arrested by the NIA for allegedly providing logistics to the three militants killed.