Prashant Bhushan will challenge Rakesh Asthana's appointment

 New Delhi, Oct 23: In a major bureaucratic reshuffle, the government on Sunday promoted senior IPS officers Rakesh Asthana and Gurbachan Singh as Special Directors of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Intelligence Bureau (IB) respectively.

But activist Prashant Bhushan pointed towards some uncomfortable facts on appointment of Rakesh Asthana as Special Director, CBI," Shows present government is hell bent on destroying independence and integrity of CBI. Rakesh Asthana's name figures in diary of Sterling Biotech, on which CBI itself has registered an FIR. In my view this is totally illegal and we will certainly challenge it."

Deepak Kumar Mishra and Sudeep Lakhtakia have been promoted as Special DG in the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).

Rajesh Ranjan and A.P. Maheshwari have been promoted to the ranks of Special DG in the Border Security Force (BSF).

This was announced by the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Department of Personnel and Training.

Gurbachan Singh was earlier Additional Director in IB and Asthana was Additional Director in CBI.

Lakhtakia and Mishra were earlier Additional DG in CRPF, while Ranjan and Maheshwari were Additional DG in the Border Security Force (BSF). News24Bureau with Agencies