Alok Verma Removed As CBI Chief By PM Modi-Chaired Committee

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Alok Verma Removed As CBI Chief By PM Modi-Chaired Committee

CBI director Alok Verma has been removed from his post after a high-powered committee headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi met for over two hours on Thursday to decide his fate, making him the first chief in the history of the agency to face such action. Verma’s tenure as CBI chief was till January 31.

Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi had on Wednesday excused himself from a selection panel meeting on CBI director Alok Verma to decide on his continuation since he had himself delivered the verdict reinstating Verma as the CBI chief.

Since taking charge on Wednesday, Verma has reinstated key officers considered close to him.

Among them is A.K. Sharma who returned to post of joint director (policy). He had been shifted after the government sent Verma on leave.