Twitter was trending all day with an alleged paid promotion with the Hashtag #RakeshAsthanaSupport trying to say that he was an honest officer and that he is being targeted. Is the pot calling the kettle black? Let us take a look at the sequence of events that led to the filing of the First Information Report (FIR).
The FIR talks about the payment of Rs.1.95 crores bribe in the parking lot of Press Club, Delhi. If it is this specific, then it is clear that the investigators have clinching evidence of the bribe corroborated by the confession of Manoj Kumar, the middleman who gave money to settle the case on October 16th.
CBI FIR talks of a payment of Rs 1.95 Cr bribe in parking lot of Press Club, Delhi!
— Aman Sharma (@AmanKayamHai_ET) October 21, 2018
Was a new website created to help Asthana?
Miraculously a new website hindurasthra10.com has come up and has just one post – CBI FIR – the true story. And it makes interesting reading. Whoever wrote it did not bother to ensure the grammar was correct. The best part is that the story is being re-tweeted by various groups that have the same identical text – telltale signs of a targeted effort to get it to trend.
A sample of tweets in support of Asthana will give you a clear idea of this created trend. Interestingly the word destroy is misspelled! With simple forensic analytics, it would be easy to figure out the author of this template!
Asthana and Vijay Mallya
Readers of PGurus will remember how Asthana, the person handling the Vijay Mallya extradition case tried to botch it. An article described how a gang of politicians in power who allowed Mallya to escape were messing up the extradition case by submitting weak arguments and not-so-valid evidence.
Here is an excerpt from the article that proves the modus operandi of this uncouth group:
It is a known legal custom that in the international forums, the agencies have to give a valid statement of witness under Section 164 of the CrPC. The question that arises is why the CBI team led by Special Director Rakesh Asthana (the one whose appointment was questioned by the Director himself) did this nonsense by providing challengeable statements under Section 161.
In a few days, a London Court will examine CBI’s statements of the witness. London journalists covering the extradition court have told that out of the seven statements produced by the CBI, five look similar. “Somewhat like a copy-paste job,” said a journalist comparing the CBI’s statements provided to London extradition court.
Mallya’s counsel said that the copy-paste job was proved by the fact that these statements had the same grammatical errors!
Wait and watch! The fun has just begun…
 CBI team botching up the extradition case of Vijay Mallya. Submits not so valid statements of witnesses – Jan 11, 2018, PGurus.com
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