Congress leaders protest in Guwahati
Activists and leaders of Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) staged a dharna outside the CBI office in Guwahati, as part of the party's nationwide protest.
Slamming Prime Minister Narendra Modi for allegedly "degrading the autonomy of the nation's top investigating agency", APCC president Ripun Bora, who led the demonstrators, said Verma was divested of powers to "stifle probe into allegations of corruption in Rafale jet deal".
"We are protesting against Modi's disgraceful attempt to prevent an investigation into the Rafale scam by removing CBI chief Alok Verma," he said. — PTI