Will Follow Supreme Court Order "In Letter And Spirit", Says CBI

28 October, 2018, 06:51 | Author: Bert Pena
  • Central Bureau of Investigation Director Alok Verma and Special Director Rakesh Asthana

Asthana, incidentally, has been reported by the media as close to PM Modi, a Gujarat cadre officer who was brought into the CBI and tipped to succeed Alok Verma after his retirement end year. He told the Supreme Court that "the details of many cases which have led to the present circumstances are extremely sensitive" and demanded that the agency be insulated from government's interference.

The decisions, which included the mass transfer of CBI officers investigating corruption charges against Alok Verma's deputy Rakesh Asthana, will be scrutinised, the three judge bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi indicated.

In Chandigarh, police said they had to use water cannons against the agitators and also suspend traffic for some time around the area of protest.

Verma would now move the Supreme Court against this order of the government. "Changing the CBI director will not work", he said.

He said that recent developments "have eroded the credibility of the Central Bureau of Investigation" and that the "CVC, in the interest of fairness, had passed an order that till investigation or inquiry is pending against the two top officers of the CBI, they must step aside and recuse themselves from the CBI's function".

The Central Vigilance Commission investigation against CBI director Alok Verma will be conducted under the supervision of a retired top court judge, the Supreme Court said on Friday and set a two-week deadline for this probe to be completed.

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The petition has been filed two days after Verma moved the court challenging the similar action against him by the government.

Earlier, Congress Spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said that Gandhi and other leaders were arrested from the CBI headquarters.

Following the ugly public spat, the government made a decision to send both Verma and his deputy Rakesh Asthana on leave. The Opposition led by Congress has said that the Modi government removed CBI director Alok Verma because he was raising questions over the irregularities in Rafale fighter jet deal.

After taking charge on Tuesday night, Rao, the new chief, overhauled the team probing allegations of corruption against Asthana.

He submitted that the CBI director was appointed with the approval of a selection panel having the Prime Minister, the Leader of Opposition and the Chief Justice of India. Verma states in the petition that Rakesh Asthana had "stymied" several decisions which were crucial to the investigation of these cases.

Though the CBI has clarified that Verma is still the chief and only temporarily asked to go on leave pending probe into allegations of misconduct against him, the Congress remained defiant in its demand for his reinstatement.

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