Published On: Fri, Oct 26th, 2018

Supreme Court orders quick probe against Verma, Asthana

New Delhi: Supreme Court court has ordered Central Vigilance Commission to quickly complete a probe of Central Bureau of Investigation’s Director and Special Director who have been sent on leave following an internal feud.

CBI Director Alok Verma and his deputy Rakesh Asthana, who have been sent on leave following an internal feud.

The Apex Court on Friday took up a petition by Alok Verma, the director of the CBI, who challenged the government’s action earlier this week divesting him of powers amid an agency inquiry of his deputy, Rakesh Asthana.

Three judges ordered CVC to complete the probe within two weeks. Former SC judge A K Patnaik will oversee the CVC enquiry against Verma and Asthana.

The CVC had recommended the removal of both Verma and Asthana from their posts.

Under Verma, the CBI filed a case against Asthana on allegations that he took bribes from a meat exporter.

AP

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