Former CBI chief Alok Verma submitted his resignation from service on Friday, a day after he was removed from his post by a high powered committee.
Verma said in his resignation letter that it was a moment of ‘collective introspection.’ He informed the Department of Personnel and Training that he will not take charge as director general of fire services and home guard.
“Also, it may be noted that the undersigned already superannuated as on January 31, 2017 and was only serving Government as Director, CBI till January 31, 2019, as the same was fixed tenure role. The undersigned is no longer Director, CBI and has already crossed the superannuation age for DG Fire Service, Civil Defence and Home Guards. Accordingly, the undersigned may be deemed as superannuated with effect from today,” Verma said in his letter to Secretary, Department of Personnel and Training Friday.
Verma, a 1979-batch IPS officer from AGMUT cadre, was transferred as CBI Director to Director General, Fire Service, Civil Defence and Home Guards under the home ministry Thursday.
The move came after a high powered selection committee comprising Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Justice A K Sikri and leader of Congress in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge, in a split verdict, decided to transfer him 21 days ahead of the completion of his tenure.
Alok Verma and his deputy were asked to go on leave in a midnight drama in October last year as the feud between these two topmost CBI officials came out into the open. Since the CBIvsCBI saga has been going on with the Supreme Court reinstating Verma as the CBI chief on January 8. This was followed by the meeting of the three-member selection committee headed by PM Modi which removed Verma from the post and trasnferred him.