India, Jan. 11 -- A day after CBI Director Alok Verma was shunted out of the agency, the Delhi High Court on Friday is expected to pronounce its verdict on a plea by CBI special director Rakesh Asthana seeking to quash an FIR registered against him by the agency.

In his petition, Asthana had challenged the FIR saying it was motivated at the behest of Verma.

Justice Najmi Waziri reserved the order on December 20 after hearing arguments from all sides, including Asthana, ousted CBI director Alok Verma, deputy superintendent of police Devender Kumar and the agency. Asthana, Kumar and an alleged middleman Manoj Prasad had moved court seeking the quashing of the FIR against them.

The case was lodged against Asthana and Kumar on the complain...