Central Bureau of Investigation chief Alok Verma’s petition, which challenged the government’s decision to strip him of his powers, was heard today by the Supreme Court.
Supreme Court today ordered the Central Vigilance Commission probe to be completed under ten days. Interim CBI Chief will not take policy decisions ruled Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi.
The Supreme Court ruled that interim CBI chief Nageswara Rao from now on shall not take any policy or major decisions.
Alok Verma had taken the government to court over its midnight action on Tuesday, saying the autonomy of the country’s main investigating agency is being compromised.
He was stripped of his powers after his feud with his deputy Rakesh Asthana came out in the open, with each trading bribery charges. Rakesh Asthana was sent on leave by the government as well.
CBI Chief Alok Verma alleged certain investigations into high functionaries “do not take the direction desirable to the government”.
A three-judge bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices SK Kaul and KM Joseph heard Alok Verma’s petition. Supreme Court to hear matter on November 12, after Diwali.