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Supreme Court holds CBI's Nageswara Rao guilty of contempt, sentenced till rising of court

Updated : February 12, 2019 04:35 PM IST

A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justice L. Nageswara Rao and Justice Sanjiv Khanna also fined them Rs 1 lakh each.
Rao and the CBI's legal advisor earned the wrath of the court for relieving former Additional Director A.K. Sharma from the CBI without taking the prior nod of the top court.
Holding Rao guilty of contempt of court, the judges noted that on January 18, 2019, when Sharma was relieved, Rao was aware of the court's two orders and had asked the concerned people to approach the court.
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