PM-led committee removes Alok Verma as CBI Chief

There were eight counts of charges against him in the CVC report presented before the Committee also comprising Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge and Justice A K Sikri, appointed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi as his nominee.

PM-led committee removes Alok Verma as CBI Chief

PM-led committee removes Alok Verma as CBI Chief

New Delhi: Alok Verma was shunted out as Chief of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) after a marathon meeting of high-powered selection committee led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday, officials said.

CBI Additional Director, M. Nageshwar Rao will look after the duties of the Director, CBI till the appointment of a new Director, or until further orders.

Verma, a 1979-batch AGMUT cadre IPS officer, 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, they said.

He is likely to be moved to the National Human Rights Commission, they said.

There were eight counts of charges against him in the CVC report presented before the Committee also comprising Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge and Justice A K Sikri, appointed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi as his nominee.

The decision for the removal was taken by a majority with Kharge opposing the move, they said.