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Rakesh Asthana | PTI

After Alok Verma, Modi govt now removes Rakesh Asthana & 3 top CBI officers

Decision to curtail tenure of these four officers was taken by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet, headed by PM Modi. New Delhi: A week after the high-level committee (HLC) headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi shunted out CBI director Alok Verma from his post, the government Thursday curtailed the tenure of his controversial deputy, Rakesh Asthana, and three other officers with immediate effect. Apart from Asthana, who was under the scanner ever since the CBI under Verma booked him on corruption charges, the other officers who have been unceremoniously removed are Joint Director Arun Kumar Sharma, a Gujarat-cadre IPS officer, DIG Manish Kumar Sinha, an Andhra Pradesh-cadre IPS officer and Superintendent of Police Jayant J. Naiknavare, a Maharashtra-cadre IPS officer. According to the order issued by the Department of Personnel and Training, the decision to curtail the tenure of these four officers was taken by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet,...
Central Vigilance Commissioner K.V. Chowdary has said that corruption in the government has fallen under the Narendra Modi government.

K.V. Chowdary, first IRS officer to serve as CVC, is no stranger to controversy

K.V. Chowdary is said to have been as close to the power centres in UPA as he is in NDA.
alok verma

How the lack of ‘dharma’ caused the CBI crisis

It started long before Narendra Modi took office.
Alok Verma at CBI Headquarter, New Delhi | Ravi Choudhary/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

In siding with govt, Supreme Court has lot to answer on Alok Verma’s ouster as CBI chief

The Supreme Court allowed itself to become party to what was essentially a political game of one-upmanship.
File photo of Senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge (C) | PTI

This is how Mallikarjun Kharge defended CBI director Alok Verma at selection panel meet

Congress leader calls for Verma’s tenure to be extended and says that even the charges against him that need a probe are not significant.
Arun Jaitley

CVC recommended sending top CBI officers Alok Verma and Rakesh Asthana on leave: Arun Jailtey

Finance Minister Jaitley says government will comply with Supreme Court order reinstating CBI director Verma.
Alok Verma

CBI vs CBI: Supreme Court asks Alok Verma to file response quickly to CVC report

The top court also made clear that it will not adjourn the scheduled hearing.
File photo of a logo of CBI | Chandan Khanna/AFP/Getty Images

CBI crisis gets bigger after Ajit Doval, Modi minister, CVC and law secretary named by DIG

Sinha's lawyer says 'shocking details' in the plea. Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi retorts 'nothing shocks us'.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint.in

How CBI went from being a caged parrot to a wild vulture

India’s premier anti-corruption agency has defied two decades of reform and become an embarrassment with its bosses calling each other thief.

On Camera

Rahul Gandhi at the press conference | Praveen Jain/ThePrint

Communists who once sided with BJP now irked over no alliance with Congress in West Bengal

With a chequered history, where the Left Front had ‘aligned’ with the BJP, it is impossible for the CPM cadre to adjust themselves with the Congress.

Rahul Gandhi’s Rs 72,000 income pledge: Are populist freebies the only way to win elections?

Congress president Rahul Gandhi Monday pledged to give Rs 12,000 per month to every family in India if the Congress is voted to power in the 2019 elections.

Defence

A Chinook helicopter

India inducts Chinook helicopters, adds muscle to military along China border

Each Chinook helicopter can lift 45 soldiers, artillery guns or even light armoured vehicles to high altitudes. It can also fly through narrow mountain valleys.
National Interest

Why Rahul Gandhi’s Congress is in danger of morphing into a clueless NGO

Congress has questions but no answers, ‘leaders’ but no winners. Weeks before polls, it’s behaving like a virtuous, anti-establishment NGO just doing its thing.