Alok Verma, Shunted Out As CBI Chief, Resigns From Service
Alok Verma resigned from service a day after he was removed as Central Bureau of Investigation’s director by a high-powered committee.
Verma, in his resignation letter, said it was a moment of “collective introspection”. The letter was accessed by PTI.
“Also, it may be noted that the undersigned already superannuated as on Jan. 31, 2017 and was only serving government as Director CBI till Jan. 31, 2019, as the same was fixed tenure role. The undersigned is no longer Director CBI and has already crossed the superannuation age for Directorate General 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 at Department of Personnel and Training.
Verma, a 1979-batch IPS officer from Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Mizoram and Union Territories cadre, was transferred from the position of CBI director to director general, fire service, civil defence and home guards under the Home Ministry on Thursday.
The move came after a high-powered selection committee comprising Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Justice AK 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.