CBI Row: SC Orders CVC To Complete Probe Within 2 Weeks


New Delhi: In an development of overnight ‘removal’ of CBI director, The Supreme Court on Friday has Central Vigilance Commission to complete probe within two weeks and submit a sealed report. The next hearing will take place after Dewaali.

It also limits the responsibility of the officiating director K. Nageswar Rao in taking decisions and allows Alok Verma in his routine work. On the other hand, the court also demanded a reply from Natrendra Modi led-BJP governemnt on this issue and reason behind taking such decision.

The Apex Court on Friday appointed one of its former judges, Justice A.K. Patnaik, to supervise the inquiry into the allegations against CBI Director Alok Verma while giving to two weeks time to the CVC to complete the probe.

As Attorney General K.K. Venugopal told the court that the inquiry should not be only on the allegation against Verma but also on the allegations raised against CBI Special Director Rakesh Asthana, Chief Justice Gogoi said: “We are only concerned with Verma.”

The next hearing will take place on November 12. But Nageswar Rao would not be able to take any decision during this process.