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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
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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.

Daily bulletin: Delhi HC verdict on Rakesh Asthana's plea today; BJP national council meeting begins in Delhi; day's top stories
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Daily bulletin: Delhi HC verdict on Rakesh Asthana's plea today; BJP national council meeting begins in Delhi; day's top stories

Today's top stories: HC verdict likely on pleas of Rakesh Asthana, others for quashing FIR; BJP national council meet to begin today; tribal groups launch bandh in Assam against bill to grant ST status to ethnic groups.

Delhi High Court to pronounce verdict on CBI Special Director Rakesh Asthana's pleas today
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Delhi High Court to pronounce verdict on CBI Special Director Rakesh Asthana's pleas today

The Delhi High Court is scheduled to pronounce on Friday its verdict on pleas of CBI Special Director Rakesh Asthana and others seeking quashing of FIR against them on bribery allegations.

Alok Verma sacked: AG Mukul Rohatgi slams CBI chief's reaction to removal; Congress says Narendra Modi fears probe in Rafale case
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Alok Verma sacked: AG Mukul Rohatgi slams CBI chief's reaction to removal; Congress says Narendra Modi fears probe in Rafale case

A three-member committee headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday removed Alok Verma as the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) director, merely a day after he had resumed office on Wednesday

Supended CBI DSP Devender Kumar moves Delhi HC against Alok Verma's decision to transfer officers
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Supended CBI DSP Devender Kumar moves Delhi HC against Alok Verma's decision to transfer officers

Devender Kumar on Thursday approached the Delhi High Court against CBI Director Alok Verma's decision to reverse transfer of officers.

Narendra Modi-led panel removes Alok Verma as CBI chief day after he resumed office; Congress cries foul
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Narendra Modi-led panel removes Alok Verma as CBI chief day after he resumed office; Congress cries foul

A high-powered committee headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday removed Alok Verma as the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) director.

Alok Verma axed as CBI chief by Selection Committee: He failed to protect institution's integrity, didn't deserve post
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Alok Verma axed as CBI chief by Selection Committee: He failed to protect institution's integrity, didn't deserve post

It sends a chill down the spine to think of all that a CBI officer scorned can do taking cue from two two illustrious gents. What this sordid drama shows is that both the director and special director have been busy carving up the CBI into their personal fiefdoms, forcing everybody around them to become part of this dirty factional war.

CBI chief Alok Verma transfers five officers day after returning to work as high-level committee meets to determine his fate
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CBI chief Alok Verma transfers five officers day after returning to work as high-level committee meets to determine his fate

CBI Director Alok Verma, who joined office after a 77-day exile on Wednesday, ordered the transfer of five of the bureau's officers on Thursday.

CBI director Alok Verma back to work after 77-day forced leave by Centre, is barred from making major policy decisions
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CBI director Alok Verma back to work after 77-day forced leave by Centre, is barred from making major policy decisions

In its order on Tuesday, the Supreme Court set aside Alok Verma's forced leave but restrained him from taking any major policy decision till the CVC probe into corruption charges against him is over

SC reinstates Alok Verma as CBI director: Timeline of murky row which saw agency grapple with graft charges, political interference
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SC reinstates Alok Verma as CBI director: Timeline of murky row which saw agency grapple with graft charges, political interference

Following is the chronology of events leading up to the Supreme Court reinstating Alok Kumar Verma as CBI director on Tuesday.

Alok Verma's win against CBI a 'partial victory'? SC says no policy decision till select committee meets; CBI chief retires on 31 Jan
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Alok Verma's win against CBI a 'partial victory'? SC says no policy decision till select committee meets; CBI chief retires on 31 Jan

The Supreme Court on Tuesday set aside the Centre's order divesting CBI director Alok Verma of his powers after an internal feud in the investigative agency came to the forefront in October 2018.

Alok Verma wins #CBIvsCBI battle: Supreme Court steps in to 'insulate' agency against political interference
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Alok Verma wins #CBIvsCBI battle: Supreme Court steps in to 'insulate' agency against political interference

The Supreme Court on Tuesday stepped in to "insulate" the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) from political interference and reinstated Alok Verma as the CBI director setting aside previous Centre order divesting Verma of his powers and sending him on leave

Supreme Court likely to pronounce judgment on Alok Verma's plea today; CBI chief challenged govt order sending him on leave
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Supreme Court likely to pronounce judgment on Alok Verma's plea today; CBI chief challenged govt order sending him on leave

The Supreme Court is scheduled to pronounce on Tuesday its verdict on CBI Director Alok Verma's plea against the Centre's decision to divest him of powers and sending him on leave.

CBI vs CBI: Supreme Court to pronounce verdict tomorrow on Alok Verma's plea against decision to send him on leave
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CBI vs CBI: Supreme Court to pronounce verdict tomorrow on Alok Verma's plea against decision to send him on leave

The Supreme Court had reserved the judgment after hearing arguments on behalf of Verma, the Centre, the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) and others.

CBI transfers joint director probing case against Rakesh Asthana; returns case to him within minutes
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CBI transfers joint director probing case against Rakesh Asthana; returns case to him within minutes

Minutes after transfer of Joint Director V Murugesan was reported, the CBI issued a fresh order stating that he would continue to be in-charge of the probe against Special Director Rakesh Asthana, officials said on Friday.

CBI joint director V Murugesan, who probed cases against special director Rakesh Asthana, shifted to probe coal scam cases
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CBI joint director V Murugesan, who probed cases against special director Rakesh Asthana, shifted to probe coal scam cases

CBI Joint Director V Murugesan who was leading the investigations into serious corruption allegations against the agency's Special Director, Rakesh Asthana, has been shifted to probe coal scam cases, an internal order on Friday said.

M Nageshwar Rao appointed CBI additional director; IPS officer's name was cleared by Appointments Committee
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M Nageshwar Rao appointed CBI additional director; IPS officer's name was cleared by Appointments Committee

M Nageshwar Rao took over as interim CBI director following a midnight government order giving him Alok Verma's powers.

CBI vs CBI: 'Middleman' Manoj Prasad granted bail by Delhi court; was arrested in bribery allegations involving Rakesh Asthana
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CBI vs CBI: 'Middleman' Manoj Prasad granted bail by Delhi court; was arrested in bribery allegations involving Rakesh Asthana

Earlier, Satish Sana, a Hyderabad based businessman who is facing a CBI probe in a corruption case involving meat exporter Moin Qureshi, had alleged to have met Prasad in Dubai.