CBI VS CBI: SC Postpones Hearing In Alok Verma Case To Nov 16

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court will take up the petition of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) director Alok Verma challenging his removal on Friday.

The Chief Vigilance Commission (CVC) submitted a probe report on the allegations against Verma a bit late of the scheduled time on Monday.

Verma, who has a running feud with the premier agency’s special director Rakesh Asthana, has been appearing before the three-member panel headed by KV Chowdary and is understood to have given point-wise refusal to all the allegations levelled against him by his deputy.

People familiar with the matter say the commission has completed its probe and will file a report before the court on Monday.

In an October 26 order, the court gave CVC two weeks to complete the probe against Verma, who has accused the government of interfering with CBI’s independence and autonomy. It also said the inquiry will be done under the supervision of a retired SC judge in a “one-time exception”.

Verma and Asthana were divested of their responsibilities last month after engaging in an unprecedented public feud in which they traded allegations of corruption against each other. Asthana has also moved the Supreme Court with a separate petition in the matter and has sought removal of Verma from the post of CBI director.

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