Supreme Court Holds Ex-Interim CBI Chief Nageswara Rao Guilty of Contempt, Imposes Rs 1 Lakh Fine Asks Him to Sit In Corner Of Court For Whole Day
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New Delhi, February 12: The Supreme Court Tuesday held then acting CBI director M Nageswara Rao and the Director of Prosecution (DoP) of the agency S Bhasu Ram guilty of its contempt and asked them to remain seated in the courtroom till it rises as punishment.

The apex court imposed a fine of Rs 1 lakh each on them for wilfully disobeying its order by transferring CBI joint Director A K Sharma who was probing the Bihar shelter home sexual assault cases. Nageswara Rao Assumes Charge as CBI Director, Day After Alok Verma's Removal by PM Modi-Headed Selection Panel.

The top court had issued contempt notice against Rao for transferring Sharma.