Mallikarjuna Kharge moves Supreme Court against removal of CBI Chief Alok Verma

New Delhi, Nov 3: Leader of Opposition and Senior Congres leader  Mallikarjuna Kharge on Saturday moved the Supreme Court seeking direction against the removal of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Director Alok Verma.

In his application, Kharge stated the act is, ‘completely illegal, arbitrary, punitive, without jurisdiction’.

The central government on October 24 divested CBI chief Alok Verma of his charge and Joint Director M. Nageshwar Rao was asked to take charge as interim chief with immediate effect.

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) took the decision following an escalation of a tussle between CBI chief Verma and Special Director Rakesh Asthana escalated over bribery allegations hurled at each other.

Last week, the apex court directed the Central Vigilance Commission to complete an enquiry into the ongoing Central Bureau of Investigation controversy within a period of two weeks.


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