Bundelkhand Kisan Union held peaceful protests against the new agriculture laws and submitted memoranda addressed to President Ram Nath Kovind.
The Enforcement Directorate has arrested Hyderabad-based businessman Sana Satish Babu, whose allegations triggered a war among the CBI top brass last year.
The government is understood to have put forth a few names of probable contenders who could be considered for appointment as the next CBI director.
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) had directed Verma to take charge as director general of the Fire Services, Civil Defence and Home Guards on Thursday, the day of his superannuation.
Rakesh Asthana, who had a bitter fight with ousted agency chief Alok Verma, was on Friday appointed as the new Director General of the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS).
The development comes days after Alok Verma was shunted out of the post of CBI director and appointed Director General of Fire Services, Civil Defence and Home Guards.
The plea, filed by an NGO, Common Cause, and social activist Anjali Bhardwaj, sought quashing of the January 10 order stating that duties of former CBI Director Alok Verma were to be handed over to Rao as an interim measure.
The news of Justice AK Sikri being given a plum posting broke days after he along with PM Narendra Modi voted to remove Alok Verma as the chief of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
It is for the first time that the CBI is working without its regular chief and the Director of Prosecution.
Alok Verma resigned a day after he was transferred from the position of CBI chief to Director General, Fire Service, Civil Defence and Home Guards under the home ministry by a high powered committee headed by the prime minister.
The move comes a day after Verma resigned from his position.
Kejriwal pointed out how the Modi government had unleashed the CBI and Delhi Police on him and the Delhi government so many times during the last four years.
Verma, 61, was removed two days after he was reinstated by the Supreme Court and with barely a few weeks left for his tenure to end.
Kapil Sibal took the dig at the government while referring to the goings on in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), the country's premier investigating agency which he dubbed as a 'caged parrot'.
The move comes a day after Verma was removed from his post by a high powered committee.
Rao was first given charge as interim Director after the government on October 23 sent Alok Verma on leave divesting him of his powers
Alok Verma, CBI Director's transfer has been taken barely 48 hours after the Supreme Court reinstated the officer, who was on leave following a public spat with his deputy Rakesh Asthana.
The high-powered committee headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi met for over two hours on Thursday to decide fate of Verma, reinstated by a Supreme Court order after he was sent on forced leave by the government.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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