New Delhi, January 11: All transfer orders issued by former Director Alok Verma have been reversed by Interim Director M Nageshwar Rao, reported CBI sources quoting news agency ANI. Earlier on Wednesday, former director Alok Verma revoked most of the transfer orders issued by agency's interim chief M. Nageswara Rao. This decision from the former CBI Director came a day after the Supreme Court reinstated him as the agency's head with limited powers. Nageswara Rao Assumes Charge as CBI Director, Day After Alok Verma's Removal by PM Modi-Headed Selection Panel.
On Friday, IPS M Nageswara Rao took charge of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) director after a high-selection committee chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi sacked Verma from his position and transferred him to the fire service department as DG. Alok Verma Breaks Silence on His Transfer, Says 'Attempts Being Made to Destroy CBI'.
CBI Sources; All transfer orders issued by ex-Director Alok Verma have been reversed by Interim Director M Nageshwar Rao. pic.twitter.com/zZdD1Svy88
— ANI (@ANI) January 11, 2019
The panel comprised of PM Modi, Justice A.K. Sikri and leader of Opposition Mallikarjun Kharge. According to reports, during the meeting, Kharge opposed the removal of Verma as CBI chief and demanded another chance for Verma. On Wednesday, the meeting of the panel ended inconclusively.
Alok Verma while justifying himself said that attempts are being made to destroy the country's premier investigation agency. Breaking his silence on the tussle with the current government, Verma said he was transferred on the basis of "false, unsubstantiated and frivolous allegations" made by only one person who was inimical to him.
Meanwhile, Delhi High Court on Friday dismissed plea filed by CBI's Special Director Rakesh Asthana and DSP Devender Kumar plea seeking quashing of FIR filed against them.