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Alok Verma

Supreme Court asks CBI Director Alok Verma to respond to CVC report by Monday

The top court ordered for the CVC report on allegations against Verma to be given to him in a sealed envelope.
Alok Verma | Ramesh Sharma/India Today Group/Getty Images

CBI chief Alok Verma refutes corruption charges in his meeting with chief vigilance commissioner

Special director Rakesh Asthana met CVC Thursday and gave documentary evidence in support of his charges levelled against Verma.
File photo of CBI Additional Director Rakesh Asthana | PTI

Continuing as CBI No. 2 would’ve put Asthana in embarrassing & awkward situation: CVC

The CVC order makes only brief mention of allegations and the FIR against Rakesh Asthana, lists his charges against his boss Alok Verma.
Alok Verma at CBI Headquarter, New Delhi | Ravi Choudhary/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

CBI chief Alok Verma meets vigilance commissioner & denies corruption charges

The Supreme Court had asked the Central Vigilance Commission to complete within two weeks its inquiry into allegations against Alok Verma levelled by his deputy, Rakesh Asthana.
Supreme Court | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

Supreme Court merely sniffing secret envelopes to see if there’s a scam in Rafale deal

Opposition has already approached the CVC and the CAG on Rafale deal.
CBI

Central Vigilance Commission may summon CBI’s Alok Verma & Rakesh Asthana

The CVC initiated the probe following a complaint of corruption against Verma.

SC is being optimistic that CVC will fix CBI mess

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File photo of CBI Additional Director Rakesh Asthana | PTI

Alok Verma and Rakesh Asthana are still director and special director: CBI

CBI spokesperson Abhishek Dayal said M. Nageshwar Rao will continue as interim director until CVC concludes its probe.
Alok Verma

The law does not allow Modi govt to remove CBI chief Alok Verma

Modi govt says it sent Alok Verma on leave on recommendation of CVC. But the CVC can't do this unless officer is booked under Prevention of Corruption Act.

On Camera

IAS poll observer: With Modi breaking rules, should EC give him special security treatment?

The Election Commission has suspended an IAS officer who had inspected PM Narendra Modi’s chopper in Odisha’s Sambalpur Tuesday.

Defence

Satellite images suggest that China is testing and weaponising its naval platforms for space denial

China is now testing laser ASAT weapons from its naval ships

China has already tested missile & EMP anti-satellite weapons from the ground. Now it’s using icebreaker ships in the Yellow Sea/Bohai Sea area.
National interest

Imran Khan’s ‘support’ for Modi shows BJP has walked into its own Pakistan trap

Modi & the BJP hope to return to power by exploiting the fear of Pakistan. Imran Khan has turned the tables and become a factor dividing Indian public opinion.