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Bihar Shelter Home Case: SC Summons Nageswara Rao, Criticises CBI For Transfer Of Probe Officer

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In the Bihar shelter home case, the Supreme Court strongly criticised CBI for transferring AK Sharma, former joint director of CBI. Sharma was probing into the case. The Court asked former interim CBI director M Nageswara Rao to appear before the court on Tuesday, February 12. 

A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi took serious note of violation of two earlier orders of the apex court and issued contempt notice to Rao for transferring Sharma to the CRPF on January 17 without taking prior permission from the court.

The bench, which also comprised Justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna, directed CBI Director Rishi Kumar Shukla to give the names of officers who were part of the process in transferring Sharma out of the probe agency.

The court said it will initiate contempt proceedings against all CBI officials who were involved in transferring Sharma. 

The top court referred to its earlier orders in which it had asked CBI not to remove Sharma from the team probing Bihar shelter home cases. 

“We are going to take it very very seriously. You played with our order. God help you,” SC said when CBI counsel informed the court that two officials, including Nageswara Rao, were involved in transferring the officer. 

SC also directed Bashu Ram, who is in charge of Director Prosecution in CBI, to appear before it. 

Earlier today, the court came down heavily on the Bihar government and ordered the case to be shunted out of Bihar to Delhi for “a free and fair trial”.

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