Alok Verma Removed As CBI Chief By Selection Panel


New Delhi: Barely 48 hours after being reinstated as CBI boss by the Supreme Court, Alok Verma was removed from the top post again by a panel headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The high-powered committee led by the PM met for over two hours today and decided to remove Verma from the top post. Verma’s tenure as CBI chief was till January 31.

Verma was reinstated by a Supreme Court order after he was sent on forced leave by the government amid a bitter spat with Special Director Rakesh Asthana.

Soon after his reinstatement, Verma revoked the transfers of 10 officers and transferred five others.

The selection committee meeting was also attended by Leader of Opposition Mallikarjun Kharge and Justice A K Sikri, who was nominated by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi to represent him.

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