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Narendra Modi-led panel meets to decide next CBI chief; CJI Ranjan Gogoi, Mallikarjun Kharge part of committee
India

Narendra Modi-led panel meets to decide next CBI chief; CJI Ranjan Gogoi, Mallikarjun Kharge part of committee

Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led committee on Thursday met here to decide the name of the next CBI chief, the post lying vacant following the unceremonious exit of Alok Verma early this month, officials said. The meeting was being attended by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and leader of the Congress in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge, they said.

CBI hearing: Justice AK Sikri recuses from case against Nageshwar Rao's appointment as interim chief, says he has 'his own predicaments'
India

CBI hearing: Justice AK Sikri recuses from case against Nageshwar Rao's appointment as interim chief, says he has 'his own predicaments'

Supreme Court Justice AK Sikri on Thursday recused himself from the hearing in the case challenging M Nageshwar Rao's appointment as the interim director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). The bench led by Justice Sikri then listed the matter for hearing on Friday before a different bench.

Plea in SC challenges Alok Verma's removal as CBI chief, alleges 'conflict of interest' in Justice AK Sikri's position on selection panel
India

Plea in SC challenges Alok Verma's removal as CBI chief, alleges 'conflict of interest' in Justice AK Sikri's position on selection panel

A fresh row is likely to erupt in the controversy surrounding the Central Bureau of Investigation, as a new petition was filed in the Supreme Court on Wednesday, questioning the way Alok Verma was sacked as the agency's director. Reports said the plea questions the Selection Committee's order as well as Justice AK Sikri's presence at the panel meeting at which Verma's future in the CBI was decided, News18 reported.

Plea on Nageswara Rao's appointment: CJI Ranjan Gogoi recuses himself from hearing, says he is on panel to pick new CBI chief
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Plea on Nageswara Rao's appointment: CJI Ranjan Gogoi recuses himself from hearing, says he is on panel to pick new CBI chief

The petition challenging Rao's appointment, filed by NGO Common Cause and RTI activist Anjali Bhardwaj, has sought laying down of specific mechanisms to ensure transparency in the process of appointment of CBI director.

CBI cop AK Bassi, who was investigation officer in Rakesh Asthana graft case, moves Supreme Court against transfer
India

CBI cop AK Bassi, who was investigation officer in Rakesh Asthana graft case, moves Supreme Court against transfer

CBI deputy superintendent of police AK Bassi moved Supreme Court challenging his transfer to Port Blair saying it was vitiated by "malafides" and would prejudice the probe against former special director Rakesh Asthana.

Firstpost Editor's Picks: The sullied vs Saint Alok Verma, #10YearChallenge, Ruskin Bond on horror, today's must-read stories
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Firstpost Editor's Picks: The sullied vs Saint Alok Verma, #10YearChallenge, Ruskin Bond on horror, today's must-read stories

From Gujarat taking up the #10YearChallenge, Ruskin Bond talking about his horror tales to the CVC report exposing Saint Alok Verma, here are today's must-read stories

PM, SC, CJI, Justice Sikri, CVC, CBI…The many sullied  reputations in the canonisation of Saint Alok Verma
India

PM, SC, CJI, Justice Sikri, CVC, CBI…The many sullied reputations in the canonisation of Saint Alok Verma

In the euphoria of Alok Verma's victory against the government, the nuance was lost. The Supreme Court had brought Alok Verma back as a lame duck only because the government was wrong in the strict procedural and legal sense.

Govt curtails tenure of four CBI officers including Rakesh Asthana; move necessary to clean agency before new chief takes over
India

Govt curtails tenure of four CBI officers including Rakesh Asthana; move necessary to clean agency before new chief takes over

The curtailment of the tenure of four officers of CBI on Thursday, including Rakesh Asthana and AK Sharma, shows the government is not interested in surface decoration but a serious cleanup of the agency

Narendra Modi-led committee to appoint new CBI chief on 24 Jan; IPS officers from 1983-1985 batches being considered
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Narendra Modi-led committee to appoint new CBI chief on 24 Jan; IPS officers from 1983-1985 batches being considered

The post of CBI chief has been lying vacant ever since Verma was removed as CBI director and further appointed as the director general fire service in the meeting on 10 January, in which Kharge gave his dissent.

Government curtails tenure of CBI Special Director Rakesh Asthana, three other top cops, with immediate effect
India

Government curtails tenure of CBI Special Director Rakesh Asthana, three other top cops, with immediate effect

The tenures of three other officers — Joint Director Arun Kumar Sharma, Deputy Inspector General Manish Kumar Sinha and Superintendent of Police Jayant J Naiknavare — have also been curtailed, it said.

CBI selection committee likely to meet on 24 January to appoint new agency director, say sources
India

CBI selection committee likely to meet on 24 January to appoint new agency director, say sources

The high-powered selection committee headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to meet on 24 January to appoint the new CBI director succeeding Alok Verma whose ouster has triggered a major political row.

CBI row: Special Director Rakesh Asthana moves Delhi HC, seeks correction in judgment that refused to quash FIR in bribery case
India

CBI row: Special Director Rakesh Asthana moves Delhi HC, seeks correction in judgment that refused to quash FIR in bribery case

Asthana, the number two in the CBI, had sought liberty to appeal against the High Court judgment before the Supreme Court, which was granted.

Selection Committee that removed Alok Verma as CBI chief to meet on 24 Jan, set to choose his successor in investigation agency
India

Selection Committee that removed Alok Verma as CBI chief to meet on 24 Jan, set to choose his successor in investigation agency

The selection panel which is to decide on the new CBI director will meet on 24 January to take its decision. The panel comprises of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi and leader of opposition in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge.

CBI interim chief begins making structural changes in agency; each zone to get special crime, economic offences branches
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CBI interim chief begins making structural changes in agency; each zone to get special crime, economic offences branches

CBI interim chief M Nageswara Rao has started the process of making structural changes in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to streamline the work load on various zones of the agency across the country, officials said.

Justice Sikri row: Lok Sabha polls will test resilience of Indian democracy as political discourse drag down public institutions
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Justice Sikri row: Lok Sabha polls will test resilience of Indian democracy as political discourse drag down public institutions

The Justice AK Sikri controversy will eventually die down and become lesser than a footnote in history, but the damage to democracy and the decline in the level of trust in institutions is permanent

Nageswara Rao's appointment 'illegal', says Mallikarjun Kharge in letter to Modi; demands CVC report on Alok Verma be made public
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Nageswara Rao's appointment 'illegal', says Mallikarjun Kharge in letter to Modi; demands CVC report on Alok Verma be made public

Mallikarjun Kharge, who is part of the prime minister-headed three-member panel that removed Alok Verma as CBI chief, alleged that the government is scared of a CBI led by an "independent" director

Ex- CBI chief Alok Verma's transfer demonstrates posts of 'lesser clout' requires 'lesser credentials'
India

Ex- CBI chief Alok Verma's transfer demonstrates posts of 'lesser clout' requires 'lesser credentials'

While the legality of Alok Verma's transfer cannot be contested as it was approved by the Selection Committee, an important question needs to be asked

CBI officer investigating Akhilesh Yadav's 'role' in illegal mining case transferred in fresh set reshuffle at agency
India

CBI officer investigating Akhilesh Yadav's 'role' in illegal mining case transferred in fresh set reshuffle at agency

The fresh changes have been effected by M Nageswara Rao, who was made the interim chief of the probe agency after a high-powered committee comprising Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Justice AK Sikri and leader of Congress in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge had transferred Alok Verma out of the CBI in a split verdict on Thursday.

Justice Sikri wants controversy surrounding removal of CBI chief to 'die', senior lawyers say unfair to target him
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Justice Sikri wants controversy surrounding removal of CBI chief to 'die', senior lawyers say unfair to target him

Justice AK Sikri of the Supreme Court wants the controversy, over his proposed post-retirement assignment and nomination on the PM-led panel which removed Alok Verma as CBI chief, to "die" even as some senior advocates Monday termed the incident mischievous and aimed at targeting him.

CBI row: Prashant Bhushan challenges Nageswara Rao's appointment as agency's interim director in Supreme Court
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CBI row: Prashant Bhushan challenges Nageswara Rao's appointment as agency's interim director in Supreme Court

Senior advocate Prashant Bhushan has moved the Supreme Court, challenging the appointment of M Nageswara Rao as the interim CBI director.