CBI Row: Interim Relief to Rakesh Asthana Extended Till Nov 28
The Supreme Court, on Monday, 12 November, adjourns hearing after Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) delays inquiry report on Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) director Alok Verma. The report has now been submitted by SG Tushar Mehta in a sealed cover.
During the hearing, interim CBI Director M Nageswar Rao also filed report on decisions taken by him since 23 October to 26 October.
On 26 October, the SC had asked the CVC to complete inquiry in respect of the allegation made against CBI Director Alok Verma within a period of 2 weeks.
- CBI Deputy SP AK Bassi, the former probe officer in the corruption case against Asthana, had moved the SC on 30 October challenging his transfer
- The SC had directed CVC to probe allegations against CBI Director Alok Verma within two weeks
- M Nageshwar Rao will remain interim CBI director, but can’t take policy decisions: SC order
- Centre had sent Director Alok Verma and his deputy Rakesh Asthana on leave amid controversy over the CBI infighting
Watch: What could the CVC inquiry report on Verma possibly find:
Interim Relief to Rakesh Asthana Extended Till November 28
On Tuesday, 14 November, Delhi High Court extended the interim relief to CBI Special Director Rakesh Asthana till 28 November, reported news agency ANI
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SC Adjourns Hearing Till Friday
The Supreme Court defers hearing till Friday, 16 November, after the CVC delayed inquiry report on CBI director Alok Verma. The report has now been submitted in a sealed cover.
The top court frowned upon the CVC for not submitting the report on time even though the registrar’s office was specially kept open till 11.30 am on a Sunday.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta told the court that former apex court judge A K Patnaik supervised the CVC inquiry which was completed on 10 November.
Later the SG tendered an apology and said though he was not explaining the circumstances there was delay on their part in submitting the report.
CVC Probe Against Verma Finds 'Nothing Substantial'
The CVC probe against the Rs 2 crore bribery allegations against CBI director Alok Verma has found “nothing substantial” as of yet, sources told The Times of India.
The CVC will prepare a report on the preliminary investigations, which was completed on Friday, 9 November, and will submit it to the Supreme Court on Monday, 12 November.