CBI Crises: Alok Verma Moves Supreme Court, Officers Probing Rakesh Asthana Transfered


CBI : Alok Verma petitioned in Supreme Court

The internal battle of the investigating agency CBI has now reached the courtroom. Alok Verma, unwilling to leave for a sudden holiday, has approached the Supreme Court for justice. Alok Verma’s lawyer told the Supreme Court that at 6:00 am this morning, Verma was removed from his post and he has been sent on leave which is wrong and the decision of the central government is unconstitutional.

Supreme Court to hear hearing on Friday

He said that Alok has filed a petition in the Supreme Court against this decision of the central government. Alok Verma’s lawyer said that the Supreme Court will hear on Friday in this case.

Alok sent on leave and Rakesh Asthana

Its to mentioned that after the in-house scandal in the CBI, Chief Alok Verma and Special Director Rakesh Asthana  sent on a sudden leave. Not only this, the office of both the offices sealed in the CBI head quarters sending the two officers on leave. Joint Director M Nageshwar Rao has been made the Interim Director of CBI. Until now, the order of the CBI will be conducted by M Nageshwar Rao.

 Who is the CBI Chief, Alok Verma?

Alok Verma is an IPS officer of the 1979 batch UT cadre. Alok had commanded the Delhi Police Commissioner before the current posting. After the Delhi Police Commissioner, he appointed as the Chief of the CBI on February 1, 2017. In addition to the Delhi Police Commissioner, he has served in various positions in Delhi Police. These include DCP (South), JCP (Crime Branch), JCP (New Delhi Range), Special Police Commissioner (Intelligence) and Special Police Commissioner (Vigilance).

The CBI has defended its director, Alok Verma’s Special Director Rakesh Asthana, alleging that the charges against him are false and malicious. Asthana had written to the Cabinet Secretary and the Central Vigilance Commission mentioning at least 10 cases of alleged corruption and irregularities against CBI director Alok Verma.

CBI spokesperson said in a statement that information of the release of the lookout circular (LOC) against Satish Sana was not to the CBI Director. Many other such allegations are not correct. He said, DCBI witnessed the proposal to issue the LoC on May 21, 2018 and he did it well. He said that the allegation that the CBI director tried to stop Sana’s arrest completely false and malicious.

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