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.
Supreme Court adjourns hearing in CBI director Alok Verma case to Friday after CVC delay in submitting investigation report
Supreme Court has adjourned the hearing related to and Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) director Alok Verma's removal from the bureau to Friday.
Amid CBI row, agency ropes in Art of Living's Sri Sri Ravi Shankar to motivate staff and bring 'positivity'
Guides of the Art of Living run by Ravi Shankar will visit the CBI headquarters, where over 150 officers, from inspectors to the director (in-charge), will attend workshops "to improve positivity, enhance synergy and generate a healthy atmosphere in the agency", a CBI spokesperson said.
The Supreme Court had on 26 October asked the CVC to complete within two weeks its inquiry into the allegations against Verma levelled by Asthana. The two weeks time limit ends on Sunday and the Supreme Court is scheduled to hear the matter on Monday.
According to reports, the meeting was postponed after Alok Verma refused to be examined as one of the CVC's vigilance commissioners, TM Bhasin, was not present in the office.
CBI vs CBI: SC orders MN Rao not to take policy decisions, gives CVC 2 weeks to complete inquiry against Alok Verma
The apex court directed that interim CBI chief M Nageswara Rao shall not take any major policy decisions. Decisions taken by him since 23 October till date shall not be implemented, it said. All decisions taken by Rao shall be placed before the apex court in a sealed cover.
CBI says Alok Verma not investigating Rafale, calls reports of him being sent on leave for doing so 'false and manufactured'
Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) said that Alok Verma has been divested of responsibility but not removed as the Director and his tenure has not been curtailed.
The rift began as a CBI investigation into the Moin Qureshi corruption case and evolved into a controversy involving both bribery allegations against both Alok Verma and Rakesh Asthana.
IB says no snooping outside Alok Verma's home; Congress claims BJP put CBI chief on surveillance to guard 'secrets'
After a spell of the internal fighting in CBI, the Centre divested the investigative agency's Director Alok Verma and Special Director Rakesh Asthana from their roles and asked them to go on leave.
CBI vs CBI updates: After Alok Verma, ploy to target ED official Rajeshwar Singh, claims Subramanian Swamy
CBI vs CBI Live updates: Reacting to the CBI vs CBI row, BJP MP Subramanian Swamy expressed apprehensions that the BJP government may try and protect P Chidambaram.
CBI vs CBI: Subramanian Swamy claims govt 'hell-bent' on protecting corrupt, says will talk to PM to bring Alok Verma back
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Subramanian Swamy on Wednesday said he would discuss Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) director Alok Verma's leave order with prime minister Narendra Modi to bring the CBI top brass back.
Supreme Court agrees to hear fresh petition filed by advocate Prashant Bhushan seeking SIT probe against CBI officials
The Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear a fresh petition filed by advocate Prashant Bhushan seeking a SIT probe against CBI officials, including Rakesh Asthana, who was asked to go on leave on Wednesday.
MK Stalin says Centre appointed 'controversial officer' Nageshwar Rao as CBI chief to ensure agency remains BJP's 'caged parrot'
MK Stalin asked the Centre whether the decision to appoint "controversial officer" like Nageshwar Rao as CBI's interim director, was initiated to cover up the alleged Rafale fighter jets scam
Centre plays it safe in bid to end CBI feud by shunting out director Alok Verma, deputy Rakesh Asthana
As was expected, the legality of the Modi government’s decision has come under question.
'Certain CBI probes don't take direction desirable to govt,' says Alok Verma in Supreme Court petition against removal
In his petition in the Supreme Court, Alok Verma emphasised the need to allow the CBI "to function completely independently and autonomously".
CBI vs CBI LIVE Updates: CVC KV Chaudhary says he is under 'oath of secrecy' and can't speak to anyone
CBI versus CBI row LIVE updates: The government has said that it took the decision to divest the CBI director Alok Verma and special director Rakesh Asthana of all charges after being satisfied that an extraordinary and unprecedented situation has arisen, says a government press release.
Alok Verma’s ego clash with Rakesh Asthana irreparably damages CBI, creates administrative crisis for Centre
The fight that began with this one-upmanship turned into a full-fledged internecine war.
Arun Jaitley calls Opposition's claims about CBI chief Alok Verma's dismissal "rubbish", says SIT to probe charges against Rakesh Asthana
Answering questions at a post-cabinet briefing, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that a SIT will be formed to go into mutual allegations of bribery levelled by Verma and Special Director Rakesh Asthana in keeping with the principle that those accused will not probe the charges or supervise the investigation into charges against them.
CBI vs CBI: Prashant Bhushan claims Director Alok Verma shunted out to prevent him from probing controversial Rafale deal
The Rafale deal is fast turning out to be a political potboiler with both the Congress and the BJP getting involved in serious mudslinging from Modi to Congress president Rahul Gandhi.
Amid CBI row, YouTube video hails Rakesh Asthana, compares him to Vivekananda, Subhash Chandra Bose, Sardar Patel
The video, which portrays CBI Special Director Rakesh Asthana as a model IPS office and lists his achievements, has been widely shared on social media.