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Rakesh Asthana bribery case: CBI moves application in court seeking polygraph test of Manoj Prasad, SS Babu
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Rakesh Asthana bribery case: CBI moves application in court seeking polygraph test of Manoj Prasad, SS Babu

The CBI moved an application in a Delhi court seeking consent for conducting polygraph test of accused Manoj Prasad and complainant Satish Sana Babu.

Ousted CBI special director Rakesh Asthana among names being considered by selection committee, claims petitioner ML Sharma
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Ousted CBI special director Rakesh Asthana among names being considered by selection committee, claims petitioner ML Sharma

Petitioner ML Sharma claimed that ousted CBI Special Director Rakesh Asthana’s name is in the list of names that will be considered for the post

Modi-led panel to pick new CBI chief today: YC Modi, who probed Gujarat riots, IPS Rina Mitra among top contenders
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Modi-led panel to pick new CBI chief today: YC Modi, who probed Gujarat riots, IPS Rina Mitra among top contenders

Amid the controversies surrounding the post of Central Bureau of Investigation's (CBI) director, the high powered selection committee led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet on Wednesday to discuss probable candidates and pick a name for the coveted post.

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

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

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

Government curtails tenure of CBI Special Director Rakesh Asthana, three other top cops, with immediate effect
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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 row: Special Director Rakesh Asthana moves Delhi HC, seeks correction in judgment that refused to quash FIR in bribery case
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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.

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.

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.

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.

CBI vs CBI fallout: Retired IPS officers say row has besmirched agency's reputation, pin blame for 'rot' on Centre
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CBI vs CBI fallout: Retired IPS officers say row has besmirched agency's reputation, pin blame for 'rot' on Centre

The retired officers feel the row has besmirched the reputation of the CBI, and are speaking up against the Centre.

Alok Verma fabricated documents, influenced high-profile cases as CBI chief, says CVC note submitted to PM-headed selection panel
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Alok Verma fabricated documents, influenced high-profile cases as CBI chief, says CVC note submitted to PM-headed selection panel

Former CBI director Alok Verma may have resigned from service, but he will have to face the CVC inquiry into certain grave allegations that have been leveled against him by serving officers of the investigating agency.

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.

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.