Ousted CBI chief Alok Verma quits

 

Ousted CBI chief Alok Verma quits

New Delhi - Verma was sacked as CBI director over corruption charges, the first in history to face such action.

By PTI

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Published: Fri 11 Jan 2019, 5:00 PM

Last updated: Fri 11 Jan 2019, 6:13 PM

Ousted CBI chief Alok Verma resigned on Friday, a day after he was shifted from the post by a high-level committee chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Verma, who was transferred as Director General, Fire Services, Civil Defence and Home Guards, refused to take up the new job and instead sent his resignation to the government.
"... Also, it may be noted that the undersigned would have already superannuated as on July 31, 2017 and was only serving the government as Director, CBI, till January 31, 2019, as the same was a fixed tenure role. 
"The undersigned is no longer Director, CBI, and has already crossed his superannuation age for DG Fire Services, Civil Defence and Home Guards. Accordingly, the undersigned may be deemed as superannuated with effect from today," he said in his letter to Personnel Secretary Chandramouli C. 
Verma's two-year tenure as CBI chief was to expire on January 31. 
Alok Verma was shunted out as the CBI chief after a marathon meeting of high-powered selection committee led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday, officials said.
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.


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