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CBI's post of director of prosecution vacant after OP Verma retires; Centre seeks nomination from different ministries
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CBI's post of director of prosecution vacant after OP Verma retires; Centre seeks nomination from different ministries

The CBI is working without a regular chief after the agency's Director Alok Verma was transferred from the top post in the probe agency.

In CBI-Alok Verma case, maligning Justice AK Sikri for his deciding vote and targeting CVC inquiry do democracy no good
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In CBI-Alok Verma case, maligning Justice AK Sikri for his deciding vote and targeting CVC inquiry do democracy no good

On 10 January, Alok Verma was removed from his post at the CBI after a high-powered selection committee, comprising Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge and Justice AK Sikri of the Supreme Court.

India's truth is no Modi in 2019, claims Rahul Gandhi: Congress chief says PM's silence on key issues won't fly with voters
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India's truth is no Modi in 2019, claims Rahul Gandhi: Congress chief says PM's silence on key issues won't fly with voters

Detailing Congress' 2019 strategy, Rahul Gandhi focussed on corruption charges against Modi (Rafale deal, to be specific) and reiterated Centre's "over-zealous" involvement in all the crucial institutions in the country

After media furore, Justice AK Sikri withdraws consent to Centre's offer for nominating him to CSAT after retirement
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After media furore, Justice AK Sikri withdraws consent to Centre's offer for nominating him to CSAT after retirement

The Union government was said to have secured the concurrence of both CJI Gogoi and Justice Sikri before filing the nomination.

CBI row: Congress seeks immediate removal of CVC chief, alleges he is being 'made to act like a puppet'
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CBI row: Congress seeks immediate removal of CVC chief, alleges he is being 'made to act like a puppet'

Senior Congress leader, Abhishek Manu Singhvi on Saturday had alleged that the government stood exposed after Justice (retd) AK Patnaik claimed that he had not seen the commission's recommendations against Verma.

CBI to file status report of coal scam investigation in Supreme Court soon, furnish details of progress in cases
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CBI to file status report of coal scam investigation in Supreme Court soon, furnish details of progress in cases

The CBI will file its status report in the coal scam probe in the Supreme Court soon, officials said Saturday.

CVC to recommend CBI inquiry against Alok Verma; Kharge says govt didn't share Justice Patnaik's report with panel
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CVC to recommend CBI inquiry against Alok Verma; Kharge says govt didn't share Justice Patnaik's report with panel

The CVC is expected to write to the Centre recommending a departmental inquiry and a criminal investigation by CBI into allegations against Alok Verma.

Congress accuses Centre of ‘misusing’ CVC to remove Alok Verma from CBI; party demands his reinstatement
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Congress accuses Centre of ‘misusing’ CVC to remove Alok Verma from CBI; party demands his reinstatement

The Congress on Saturday accused the government of removing ex-CBI director Alok Verma by "misusing" the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) and demanded that a high-powered committee convene another meeting and reinstate the officer.

Amid CBI row, former CJI RM Lodha says agency should be insulated from political executive
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Amid CBI row, former CJI RM Lodha says agency should be insulated from political executive

Amid the ongoing dispute in the CBI, former Chief Justice of India RM Lodha on Saturday said that the agency should be insulated from political executive.

No proof of corruption against Alok Verma, selection panel acted hastily, says retd SC judge who oversaw CVC probe against ex-CBI chief
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No proof of corruption against Alok Verma, selection panel acted hastily, says retd SC judge who oversaw CVC probe against ex-CBI chief

Retired Supreme Court judge AK Patnaik, who was supervising the CVC enquiry into graft charges levelled against Alok Verma, said that there was no evidence against him. He also said that the decision of the Narendra Modi-led selection committee to remove Verma as CBI Director was hasty.

Alok Verma removed as CBI chief: Mallikarjun Kharge's dissent guided more by political rivalry than legality
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Alok Verma removed as CBI chief: Mallikarjun Kharge's dissent guided more by political rivalry than legality

The removal of ousted CBI chief Alok Verma was approved by two members of the three-member Selection Committee.

Firstpost Editor's Picks: CBI imbroglio, Andy Murray's retirement, The Accidental PM; today's must-read stories
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Firstpost Editor's Picks: CBI imbroglio, Andy Murray's retirement, The Accidental PM; today's must-read stories

Those backing former CBI director Alok Verma would like the public to believe he was thrown out of CBI by a “desperate” and “panicked” Narendra Modi.

CBI turmoil shows no signs of abating: Alok Verma submits resignation, Delhi HC denies relief to Rakesh Asthana
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CBI turmoil shows no signs of abating: Alok Verma submits resignation, Delhi HC denies relief to Rakesh Asthana

Alok Verma asked the government to treat him "deemed superannuated" with immediate effect, while the Delhi HC denied relief to CBI Special Director Rakesh Asthana.

CBI vs CBI LIVE updates: BJP destroying institutions like CBI and RBI for political gain, says Mamata Banerjee
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CBI vs CBI LIVE updates: BJP destroying institutions like CBI and RBI for political gain, says Mamata Banerjee

CBI vs CBI LIVE updates: "The CBI has been repeatedly misused by the BJP, which is trying to use the probe agency for political gains and turn it into 'His Master's Voice'," Mamata Banerjee said, referring to the fiasco surrounding Alok Verma.

Alok Verma resigns: CBI director's post is a perfect example of the maxim 'uneasy lies the head that wears a crown'
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Alok Verma resigns: CBI director's post is a perfect example of the maxim 'uneasy lies the head that wears a crown'

Former CBI chief Alok Verma braced a bitter and public battle with his number two, Rakesh Asthana during his tenure.

Ex-CBI chief Alok Verma resigns after refusing take charge as Fire Services DG, says wasn't given chance to explain
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Ex-CBI chief Alok Verma resigns after refusing take charge as Fire Services DG, says wasn't given chance to explain

In a letter to the Secretary DoPT, ousted CBI Director Alok Verma on Friday rejected his new assignment as DG Fire Service, Civil Defence and Home Guards. Verma noted in the letter that natural justice was scuttled and the entire process was turned upside down to ensure that he was sacked as CBI Director.

After Alok Verma's dismissal as CBI chief, additional director Nageshwar Rao cancels all previous orders by Verma
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After Alok Verma's dismissal as CBI chief, additional director Nageshwar Rao cancels all previous orders by Verma

The new CBI director M Nageshwar Rao on Friday reversed and nullified the transfer orders that had been put in place by shunted first-in-command Alok Verma over the past two days.

Alok Verma's transfer shows Narendra Modi 'prisoner of his own lies', PM scared of investigation into Rafale deal, says Congress
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Alok Verma's transfer shows Narendra Modi 'prisoner of his own lies', PM scared of investigation into Rafale deal, says Congress

The Congress on Thursday launched a sharp attack on the government over removal of CBI director Alok Verma, with party chief Rahul Gandhi saying the second-time sacking of the probe agency chief showed Prime Minister Narendra Modi was a "prisoner of his own lies" and there was fear in his mind over alleged corruption in the Rafale aircraft deal.