Alok Verma is likely to be moved to the National Human Rights Commission, the officials said.
New Delhi: Alok Verma was shunted out as the CBI chief after a marathon meeting of high-powered selection committee led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday, officials said.
Verma, a 1979-batch AGMUT cadre IPS officer, has been removed from the high-profile post on the charges of corruption and dereliction of duty making him the first chief in the history of the agency to face such action, they said.
He is likely to be moved to the National Human Rights Commission, they said.
There were eight counts of charges against him in the CVC report presented before the Committee also comprising Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge and Justice A K Sikri, appointed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi as his nominee.
The decision for the removal was taken by a majority with Kharge opposing the move, they said.-PTI
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This only proves that PM is hiding ‘something’ . why does he have to meddle with independent gvt. bodies like judicial CBI and RBI. it’s A GRAVE MATTER and I hope country see through the real gimmick here.
For those who say this should have been done long ago then why was Asthana who enquired Godhra case and now CBI top 2 not removed from the post.? ?
As the lone apolitical member of the HLC, Justice Sikri has, in effect, found himself unable to concur in the decision of a three member Bench, headed by the learned CJI, to reinstate Shri Alok Verma to the post of Director, CBI, with attenuated powers. He had before him the same enquiry report as the apex court did. With LoP having tendered a note of dissent, his party will politicise this decision. It would have been so much better if the Court itself had done the needful.
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