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CBI Special Director Rakesh Asthana visits CVC office, could not meet officials

Hours after CBI Director Alok Verma appeared before the Chief Vigilance Commissioner K V Chowdary-led inquiry panel, Special Director Rakesh Asthana visited the office of the anti-corruption watchdog on Friday, officials said. They said Asthana, who had come to the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) office at around 4.45 PM, stayed there for 10 minutes but could not meet any senior official as there was no scheduled appointment. He could not meet Central Vigilance Commissioner Chowdary or any of the Vigilance Commissioners -- T M Bhasin and Sharad Kumar -- as they, along with other senior officials of the commission, were in a meeting, one of the officials said, requesting anonymity. Asthana had visited the CVC office on Thursday as well and met Chowdary and Vigilance Commissioner Sharad Kumar, the officials said. Earlier in the day, CBI Director Alok Verma appeared before the panel headed by Chowdary and countered the corruption charges levelled against him by Asthana for the ...

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