Within hours after taking charge again, Alok Verma on Wednesday reinstated the key officers that were transferred after he was sent on forced leave by the government.
The transfers were ordered by M Nageshwar Rao, who was posted as interim chief in his absence. 13 officers, including those probing a corruption case against the Special Deputy of CBI, Rakesh Asthana were transferred.
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Supreme Court on January 8 reinstated Alok Verma as the chief of CBI. However, the SC said that he cannot take any major policy decisions.
A high-powered selection committee, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and comprising of the Leader of Opposition and the Chief Justice of India met to decide on the future of Verma.
However, no decision was reached, with the committee scheduled to meet again at 4 pm on Thursday. Alok Verma’s term ends later in January.