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Tag: Alok Verma

Government curtails tenure of Asthana, 3 other CBI officers

New Delhi: The Central government on Thursday curtailed the tenure of Special CBI Director Rakesh Asthana, who had a bitter fight with ousted agency Director Alok Verma and who himself faces corruption charges, with immediate effect. Along with him, the tenure of three other top officers — Joint Director Arun Kumar Sharma, DIG Manish Kumar […]

Op-Ed: Modi govt losing perception battle

The Narendra Modi government may like to believe that the resignation of Alok Verma brings ‘closure’ to the unsavoury saga in the CBI stretching over several months. But is it really a closure? I am afraid the answer to this question has to be a resounding ‘No’. Already fraying at the edges, the bitter and […]

Sacked CBI Chief Alok Verma quits

New Delhi: Ousted CBI chief Alok Verma resigned on Friday, a day after he was shifted from the post by a high-level committee chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Verma, who was transferred as Director General, Fire Services, Civil Defence and Home Guards, refused to take up the new job and instead sent his resignation […]

Corruption charges against me frivolous: Alok Verma

New Delhi: Alok Verma, who was transferred within 48 hours after rejoining as CBI Director, said the corruption charges against him were false, unsubstantiated and frivolous. In a statement issued late Thursday night, Verma said: “It is sad that (on the) basis false, unsubstantiated and frivolous allegations made by only one person, who was inimical […]

Nageswara Rao again takes over CBI Director's duties

New Delhi: A day after the removal of Alok Verma, Additional Director M. Nageswara Rao on Friday again took charge of the office of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Director, the agency said. Rao, a 1986-batch Odisha cadre Indian Police Service officer, took charge in pursuance of an order of the Department of Personnel […]

CBI Director Alok Verma re-joins office

New Delhi: A day after the Supreme Court reinstated Alok Verma as the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Director with limited powers, he resumed office on Wednesday. Verma, who was sent on forced leave on the intervening night of October 23-24, returned to work after almost two-and-a-half months. He left from his residence in central Delhi’s […]

SC order on CBI chief no setback, government will comply: Jaitley

New Delhi: The government on Tuesday said the Supreme Court verdict on CBI Director Alok Verma’s reinstatement was not a “setback” to it and it will comply with the order asking it to convene a meeting of the special committee within a week to look at the issue afresh. Talking to reporters, Finance Minister Arun […]

SC reinstates Alok Verma as CBI Director

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday reinstated Alok Kumar Verma as CBI Director and set aside the Centre’s decision divesting him of his powers and sending him on leave. The top court, however, restrained Verma from taking any major policy decision till the Central Vigilance Commission inquiry is over. The apex court also said […]

Kilkenny cat fight between top two officers severely dented CBI's reputation

New Delhi: The CBI saw the worst crisis in its over 70-year hisotry in 2018 as the bitter acrimony between its top two officers — akin to a Kilkenny cat fight — led to a public showdown, intervention by the central government and legal cases as the country’s investigative agencies remained on their toes chasing […]

SC expresses displeasure over leak of CBI Director Alok Verma's confidential reply

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Tuesday expressed strong displeasure over the leak of CBI Director Alok Kumar Verma’s confidential reply in the media and adjourned the hearing in his case to November 29. The response was filed by Verma and submitted to the secretary general in a sealed cover on Monday. A bench comprising Chief […]

CBI vs CBI: CVC submits report on Alok Verma to SC

New Delhi: The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) on Monday submitted to the Supreme Court its report on a preliminary inquiry into allegations raised against CBI Director Alok Verma by his deputy and Special Director Rakesh Asthana. Another report was also submitted before a bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Shyam Kishan Kaul on […]

SC to hear on Monday version of CVC which probed CBI director Verma

New Delhi: The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear on Monday the version of the Central Vigilance Commission, which was directed to complete within two weeks its preliminary inquiry against CBI Director Alok Kumar Verma, who has been divested of his duties and sent on leave by the Centre. The hearing assumes significance as Verma, […]

Ex-SC judge to supervise CVC probe against Alok Verma

New Delhi: The Supreme 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 two weeks time to the CVC to complete the probe. Making it clear that prolonging the inquiry was not in the nation’s best interest, a […]

Verma was collecting documents related to Rafale scam: Rahul

New Delhi: Congress chief Rahul Gandhi Wednesday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of removing CBI Director Alok Verma in a bid to stop him from investigating the Rafale “scam”. He also alleged that the prime minister “broke the law” and “bypassed” the Chief Justice of India and the Leader of Opposition, who were part of the […]

CVC accuses CBI's Alok Verma of wilful obstruction in its functioning

New Delhi: The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) accused CBI Director Alok Verma, who was divested of his charge on Wednesday, of non-cooperation in producing records and files sought by it on allegations against him and that his “wilful obstruction in the functioning of the Commission is established.” In its eight-page order issued on Tuesday, the CVC […]

Odisha cadre IPS officer M Nageshwar Rao takes charge as interim CBI chief

New Delhi: Odisha cadre IPS officer M Nageshwar Rao took charge as the interim chief of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) today. His appointment came after a spat between former Director Alok Verma and Special Director Rakesh Asthana who were sent on leave. The prime minister-led appointments committee in an order Tuesday night had given charge of […]

Amulya Patnaik
Patnaik to be one of Delhi Police's longest serving chiefs

New Delhi: Amulya Kumar Patnaik, who has been appointed as Commissioner of Delhi Police, will have one of the longest tenures as the head of the force. Patnaik, who is 57-year-old, will retire in January 2020, thereby allowing him to serve at the top position of Delhi Police for almost three years. A 1985-batch officer […]

Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik
Odia IPS officer Amulya Patnaik appointed as Delhi Police Commissioner

New Delhi: Senior Odia IPS officer of Assam–Meghalaya, Manipur–Tripura, and Arunachal Pradesh–Goa–Mizoram–Union Territories (AGMUT) cadre Amulya Patnaik was appointed as the Commissioner of Delhi Police today With this, Patnatik has become the first Odia IPS officer to be tipped for this key post. “I have discharged my duty for the Delhi Police in various capacities […]