PM led panel removes Alok Verma as CBI Chief

Verma was reinstated by a Supreme Court order after he was sent on forced leave by the government amid a bitter spat with Special Director Rakesh Asthana.

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PM led panel removes Alok Verma as CBI Chief
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A day after resuming the office after forced leave, CBI Chief Alok Verma was shunted out after a marathon meeting of high-powered selection committee led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday, officials said.

Verma, a 1979-batch 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, officials 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.

Verma was reinstated by a Supreme Court order after he was sent on forced leave by the government amid a bitter spat with Special Director Rakesh Asthana.

The court, however, directed Verma not to take any policy decisions till the statutory committee met decided further on the matter.

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PM led panel removes Alok Verma as CBI Chief
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PM led panel removes Alok Verma as CBI Chief
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Verma was reinstated by a Supreme Court order after he was sent on forced leave by the government amid a bitter spat with Special Director Rakesh Asthana.
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