AMN / NEW DELHI
CBI Director Alok Verma, who was reinstated to the post by the Supreme Court on Tuesday, has been transferred.
He was on Thursday appointed Director General, Fire Services, Civil Defence and Home Guards.
The Selection Committee, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which appoints the CBI chief took the decision.
Mallikarjun Kharge, the dissenting member of the panel, questioned how Mr Alok Verma could be removed without a hearing and argued that he should be restored to “ensure independence and neutrality of CBI”. Arguing that the CVC report lacked “substantial findings” against Mr Verma, Mr Kharge said his tenure should be extended since he lost 77 days after being “illegally’ transferred”.
Alok Verma, on his return to work three months after being sent on leave by the government in a midnight swoop, took a series of controversial decisions; he cancelled the transfers of 10 officers and transferred five others.
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the following:-
Shri Alok Kumar Verma, IPS (AGMU:79) is transferred from the post of Director, CBI and posted as Director General, Fire Services, Civil Defence & Home Guards for the residual period of his present term ending on 31.01.2019.
As per the earlier arrangement, Shri M. Nageshwar Rao, IPS (OD:86), Additional Director, CBI will look after the duties of the Director, CBI till the appointment of a new Director, CBI or until further orders, whichever is earlier.
1. Why is the PM in such a tearing hurry to sack the CBI Chief?
2. Why will he not allow the CBI Chief to present his case in front of the selection committee ?
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