NEW DELHI: Congress President Rahul Gandhi accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of using the CBI as “a weapon of political vendetta” under the current government and that the top notch investigating agency was “at war with itself.”
Gandhi took to twitter and cited an Indian Express article that said the CBI’s second in chief Rakesh Asthana has been named as the number one accused in a bribery case.
“The PM’s blue-eyed boy, Gujarat cadre officer, of Godra SIT fame, infiltrated as No.2 into the CBI, has now been caught taking bribes,” he tweeted.
“Under this PM, the CBI is a weapon of political vendetta. An institution in terminal decline that’s at war with itself,” he said.
The Congress supremo and his party has been attacking the prime minister since the appointment of Asthana as the CBI special director.
In an unheard move, the CBI has booked its special director for allegedly receiving bribes from middlemen to give help to a businessman who is being investigated by him in a case that involves a meat exporter Moin Qureshi, officials said on Sunday.
With inputs from PTI