CBI Infighting Intensifies, Suspended DSP Devendra Kumar Challenges Alok Verma's Decision to Cancel Transfers of Officers in Court
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New Delhi, January 10: Suspended Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Devender Kumar on Thursday challenged the recently-reinstated CBI chief Alok Verma’s decision in the Delhi High Court to reverse transfer of officers. Yesterday, Verma, who returned to his office in Delhi after a 77-day exile, revoked most of the transfers by M Nageshwar Rao, who had replaced him as interim chief.

The Supreme Court on Tuesday reinstated the CBI director setting aside the Centre's decision to divest him of his powers, but restrained him from taking any major policy decision till the CVC probe into corruption charges against him is over. The apex court said any further decision against Verma would be taken by the high-powered committee which selects and appoints the CBI director.

Justice Kaul, who pronounced the judgment on behalf of Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, said that the selection committee would meet within seven days from Tuesday and till then Verma will refrain from taking any important policy decisions. Verma is set to retire on January 31.

Meanwhile, The selection panel meeting which was held to discuss charges against Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) chief Alok Verma has ended inconclusively on Tuesday. Another round of selection panel's meeting will take place today also. The selection panel was comprised of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Justice A.K. Sikri and leader of Opposition Mallikarjun Kharge.