Thursday, January 10, 2019

High Powered Committee Removed Alok Verma As CBI Director

CBI Director, Alok verma, got relief from the Supreme Court only 36 hours, on Thursday, the High Level Committee took an unprecedented decision to remove him from the post. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the leader of Lok Sabha's opposition Mallikarjun Kharge and the Chief Justice's Representative Justice AK Sikri Committee decided to leave his departure with a 2-1 majority. Alok Verma tenure as CBI director was till January 31.

This is the first time in the 55-year history of CBI, when such action has been taken against any of its chief. Congress representative was not in favour of the removal of the  Alok Verma. He protested by saying that Verma had not got a fair chance to keep his side on the allegations.

In last year, CBI Director Alok Verma and Special Director Rakesh Asthana had filed cases against each other for accusing them of corruption.In this case, after the slander, the Central Government had sent both of them on leave on the night of October 23 at 2:00 pm.Verma had challenged this in the Supreme Court, on which the court had on Tuesday canceled the order and asked him to be reinstated as the CBI Director. Court also said that the High Level Committee should decide Verma future within 7 days.

The appointment of CBI Director is for 2 years so that any political intervention can be saved. Prior to being removed from the rank of CBI Chief on Thursday, Alok Verma handed over the inquiry against Special CBI Director Rakesh Asthana to IPS Mohit Gupta of SP rank.

M Nageswara Rao has been given the charge of the CBI Director for a second time till the search of the new director is complete. While sending Verma on leave, Nageswara was given the command of the CBI.

Alok Verma has been removed from the CBI and has been posted as Director General (DG) in the Fire Service, Civil Defense, Home Guard. This post is inside the Central Home Ministry.

1 comment:

  1. The way slang match went on between two public servants entitled them a kickout from their positions