Mon. Mar 25th, 2019

Alok Verma removed from CBI, yet again

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After the interim relief given by the Supreme Court, CBI Chief Alok Verma was today removed by a high-powered committee headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Verma  has now been made the director general of fire services.

The high-powered committee met for over two hours on Thursday to decide the fate of Alok Verma, reinstated by a Supreme Court order after he was sent on forced leave by the government. Chaired by the PM, the meeting was also attended by Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge and Justice A K Sikri, who was nominated by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi to represent him. Verma was removed by 2-1, as Modi and Justice Sikri voted for Verma’s removal, while, Kharge raised objections in the meeting.

Verma, who had resumed office on Wednesday, had revoked most of the transfers done by M Nageshwar Rao, who was appointed as the interim CBI chief in his absence.

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