New Delhi, January 11: A day after he was removed from the post of CBI director, Alok Kumar Verma on Friday refused to take his new assignment and resigned from the Indian Police Service (IPS). Alok Verma has also written to the secretary of the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) regarding his ouster from the CBI. Verma is reportedly unhappy from his unceremonious removal from the CBI.
"Natural justice was scuttled and the entire process was turned upside down in ensuring that the undersigned is removed from the post of the Director," Verma said in his letter to the DoPT, as reported by news agency ANI. Verma was appointed Director General, Fire Services, Civil Defence and Home Guard till January 31 when his tenure would end. Rakesh Asthana Faces Arrest as Delhi High Court Refuses to Quash FIR Against CBI No 2.
A 2-1 decision by a Selection Committee headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi with its other two members being Leader of Congress Mallikarjun Kharge and Supreme Court judge AK Sikri on Thursday decided to remove Verma from the post of CBI Director. This came a day after the Supreme Court revoked the Centre's order to divest Verma from his powers.
Verma had approached the apex court after he was removed from the agency's helm on the midnight of October 23 after his tussle with CBI Special Director Rakesh Asthana became public. Following his removal by the Selection Committee, Verma said the corruption charges against him were false, unsubstantiated and frivolous.
Former CBI Chief Alok Verma in a letter to Secy Dept of Personnel and Training:It may be noted that the undersigned would have already superannuated as on July 31, 2017 and was only serving the Government as Director, CBI till January 3, 2019, as the same was a fixed tenure role. pic.twitter.com/iMRxwWOgUl
— ANI (@ANI) January 11, 2019
In a statement issued late Thursday night, Verma said: "It is sad that (on the) basis false, unsubstantiated and frivolous allegations made by only one person, who was inimical to me, I have been transferred to another post pursuant to the orders of the committee which was assigned the task of deciding my future course of action as Director CBI," he said referring to the allegations made against him by Asthana.