CBI Chief Alok Verma Orders Transfer of Five More Officers After Resuming Charge
CBI Director Alok Kumar Verma. (Photo Credits: IANS/File)

New Delhi, January 10: Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) chief Alok Verma today ordered the transfer of five more officers. Five officers who are transferred are D Ajay Bhatnagar, DIG MK Sinha, DIG Tarun Gauba, JD Murugesan and AD AK Sharma. Meanwhile, Anish Prasad continues to be the Deputy Director, Administration, CBI Headquarters, while KR Chaurasia will head Special Unit-I to carry out surveillance. Yesterday, Verma cancelled most of the transfer orders given by interim chief Nageshwar Rao.

Earlier in the day, suspended Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Devender Kumar challenged the recently-reinstated CBI chief Alok Verma’s decision in the Delhi High Court to reverse transfer of officers. On Wednesday, the CBI director returned to his office after a gap of 77 days, after the Supreme Court on January 8 reinstated Verma, setting aside the Centre's decision to divest him of his powers. However, the top court restrained him from taking any major policy decision till the CVC probe into corruption charges against him is over. The CBI director is set to retire on January 31.

Meanwhile, the second round of selection panel meeting to discuss charges against Verma is underway. The panel was comprised of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Justice A.K. Sikri and leader of Opposition Mallikarjun Kharge. On Wednesday, the meeting of the panel ended inconclusively.