CBI chief Alok Verma has been shunted out on Thursday by the selection committee. He has now been transferred to the post of Director General, Fire Services, Civil Defences and Home Guard.
The three-member committee, which included Justice AK Sikri, besides PM Modi and Congress’s Mallikarjun Kharge decided Verma’s fate.
Verma has been removed from the high-profile post on the charges of corruption and dereliction of duty, making him the first chief in the history of the agency to face such action, officials said.
ANI quoting sources said: CVC found evidence of influencing of investigation in Moin Qureshi case. There was also evidence of taking of bribe of Rs. 2 crore. CVC said Alok Verma’s conduct in the case is suspicious, and there is a prima facie case against him.
The decision was taken by a majority with Kharge opposing the move, they said. Nageshwar Rao has been appointed the interim CBI Director till further orders, ANI reported.
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