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CBI Director Alok Verma ousted for ‘graft’

Selection Panel shifts him to Fire Services, restores Rao as interim CBI chief for 2 weeks The high-powered Selection Committee led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday sacked CBI Director Alok Verma after two-and-a-half hours meeting. Chief Justice of India’s nominee Justice AK Sikri and Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge were two other members...

Alok Verma revokes transfers done in his absence

A day after he was reinstated by the Supreme Court, CBI Director Alok Verma on Wednesday resumed office and revoked most of the transfer orders issued by then director (incharge) M Nageshwar Rao. Rao had transferred 13 officials, including those probing the corruption case against second-in-command Rakesh Asthana.  They include Deputy SP AK Bassi, who was probing the case...

All eyes on CVC report on Alok Verma today

The Central Vigilance Commission is slated to submit a report on its enquiry against benched CBI Director Alok Verma on Monday. The CVC was  tasked by the Supreme Court on October 26 to probe within two weeks the allegations of bribery and meddling in high profile cases by Verma as alleged by CBI Special Director Rakesh Asthana through a...

SC reinstates Alok Verma

In a major rebuff to the Centre and Central Vigilance Commission, the Supreme Court on Sunday reinstated Alok Verma to the post of CBI Director by setting aside their orders sending him on leave. However, the court made it clear that on reinstatement, Verma will cease and desist from taking any major policy decisions till the Selection Committee’s decision....

Kharge moves SC over Alok Verma

Adds twist to CBI saga, says CVC or Govt can’t curtail CBI chief’s tenure, sending him on forced leave illegal, arbitrary The leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha and senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge on Saturday moved the  Supreme Court challenging the Union Government’s decision to send CBI Director Alok Kumar Verma on forced leave and called it...

Justice scuttled: Verma in resignation letter

Alok Verma, who was removed as CBI Director by the PM-led Selection Panel on Thursday, has resigned from the service and claimed that he was transferred on the basis of “false, unsubstantiated and frivolous allegations” made by only one person, who was inimical to him. Verma was shifted as DG Fire Services, Civil Defence and Home Guards after ousting...

Verma meets CVC chief, refutes Asthana charges

The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) on Thursday examined benched CBI Director Alok Verma and special director Rakesh Asthana who were sent on “leave” following an open war between them and exchange of serious charge of corruption between them. Verma met CVC Commissioner KV Chowdhary and Vigilance Commissioner Sharad Kumar in the afternoon and stayed for about two hours. Verma...

Supreme Court: Probe Verma in 2 weeks

Court asks CVC to stick to the deadline, bars CBI interim chief from taking policy decisions; hearing on Nov 12 The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) to complete its probe against Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Director Alok Verma, who has been divested of power and sent on leave by the Government and appointed...

All eyes peeled for SC call on Verma

Court to decide on CBI Director Alok Verma’s challenge against Govt’s midnight order to divest him of power In the scandalous CBI infighting saga, all eyes will be set on the Supreme Court on Friday when it takes up the petition of the agency’s Director Alok Verma against the Government order sending him on a forced long leave and...

Verma won’t grin & bear it, drags Govt to Supreme Court

Centre divests CBI chief and Asthana of power, dispatches them on forced leave to contain slugfest ‘in the interest of equality, fair play’; Supreme Court to hear Alok Verma’s plea on Friday  The Government may have sent the two top-ranking officers of the CBI on forced long leave to contain the internecine warfare within India’s premier investigating agency, but...