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CBI Vs CBI: CVC Submits Probe Report On Alok Verma To SC, Next Hearing On Friday

A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice S K Kaul took the report on record and fixed the next hearing on November 16.

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CBI Vs CBI: CVC Submits Probe Report On Alok Verma To SC, Next Hearing On Friday
CBI Director Alok Verma
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CBI Vs CBI: CVC Submits Probe Report On Alok Verma To SC, Next Hearing On Friday
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2018-11-12T13:05:18+05:30

The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) on Monday filed its preliminary probe report relating to CBI Director Alok Kumar Verma in a sealed cover in the Supreme Court.

A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice S K Kaul took the report on record and fixed the next hearing on November 16.

During the hearing, interim CBI Director M Nageswar Rao also filed his report on decisions taken by him from October 23 till date as head of the agency.

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta told the court that former apex court judge A K Patnaik supervised the CVC inquiry which was completed on November 10.

The CJI observed that the Registry was open on Sunday also but no intimation was given to the Registrar regarding filing of the report.

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.

CBI Director Alok Verma on Friday had appeared before a panel headed by Central Vigilance Commissioner K V Chowdary and countered the corruption charges levelled against him by his deputy and special director in the probe agency Rakesh Asthana for the second consecutive day on November 9.

The Supreme Court had on October 26 said an inquiry against CBI chief Alok Verma should be completed within two weeks.

The top court had said former Supreme Court judge A K Patnaik will oversee the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) inquiry into the allegations and counter allegations and the report has to be placed before it within two weeks.

The feud between Verma and Asthana escalated recently leading to registration of an FIR against the latter and others including Deputy Superintendent of Police Devender Kumar, who is in CBI custody in an alleged bribery case.

The CBI had on October 15 registered the FIR against Asthana for allegedly receiving a bribe of Rs 2 crore from Hyderabad-based businessman Sana Sathish Babu which was given through two middlemen Manoj Prasad and Somesh Prasad to sabotage the probe against meat exporter Moin Qureshi.

On August 24, Asthana, in his complaint to the Cabinet Secretary, had levelled allegations against Verma that he got a bribe of Rs two crore from Sana to help him get some relief from questioning in the matter.

 

PTI


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