CBI Additional Director M Nageshwar Rao Will Look After The Duties Of The CBI Cheif
Alok Verma has been ousted as CBI Chief by PM Modi-led High Power Committee. The committee also included opposition leader in Lok Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge and Justice AK Sikri. Mallikarjun Kharge who was also part of the PM Modi-led Panel said that the outcome was ‘pre-decided.’
PM Modi led panel is limited to the appointment of CBI chief and the transfer of CBI chief. According to the panel, Verma’s continuation as CBI Director was not desirable,
ANI reported that the CVC found evidence that Alok Verma influenced the investigation in the Moin Qureshi case taking Rs 2 crore bribe. According to the news agency’s sources, Alok Verma’s conduct in the case has been found suspicious by the CVC and it felt there is a prima facie case against him.
Alok Verma now has been appointed as DG, Fire Services, Civil Defence and Home Guard.
Congress leader Anand Sharma hits on PM Modi and said that PM was preparing a ‘Suraksha Kavach’ for himself and his friends, so that the contentious issues are not looked into for the next two years.
“The CVC’s actions on 23 October should be investigated. The outcome of today’s meeting shows that the Supreme Court found nothing out of CVC’s report. This raises questions on CVC whether it is acting upon the PMO’s directions. The committee failed to provide justice,” said Anand Sharma.
“If PM had nothing to hide, CBI chief should have been allowed to continue. Of the CVC’s allegations on Alok Verma, 6 were outright false, as found by the SC. The rest of the allegations too were based on circumstantial evidence.”Anand Sharma, Congress Leader
BJP MP Subramanian Swamy backed the Alok Verma and said, “It’s elementary that whenever a charge is made against somebody, he should be given a chance to defend himself.”
Congress hits on BJP through the Twitter
Senior lawyer Prashant Bhusan also targeted PM Modi and he shared his view on Twitter.
CBI Additional Director M Nageshwar Rao will look after the duties of the CBI director.