Published On: Fri, May 1st, 2015

CBI DIG Santosh Rastogi probing 2G spectrum scam gets one-year extension

New Delhi: The deputation of CBI DIG Santosh Rastogi, who has been in the probe team of the 2G spectrum case, today got one-year extension.

Santosh Rastogi, DIG, CBI, whose tenure was to end this Sunday, has been extended till May 2, 2016.

Santosh Rastogi, DIG, CBI, whose tenure was to end this Sunday, has been extended till May 2, 2016.

CBI had sent a request for extending the tenure of Rastogi, an IPS officer of 1998 batch of Maharashtra cadre, as he was probing the 2G case, which was cleared by the competent authority.

According to the order, Rastogi, whose tenure was to end this Sunday, has been extended till May 2, 2016.

Rastogi’s name came in public domain after noted lawyer Prashant Bhushan had petitioned in the Supreme Court against his transfer to Intelligence Bureau last year.

CBI had informed the apex court that Rastogi, who had sought to recuse himself from probing the Tata-Unitech deal case, had made a voluntary representation for transfer to the Intelligence Bureau.

However, following directions from the Supreme Court, the transfer of the IPS officer had to be cancelled.

However, CBI has not moved any request for the extension of Ashok Tewari, an IPS officer of 1993 batch from Himachal Pradesh cadre. He was Joint Director looking after the probe into the 2G scam.

Inputs with PTI

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