New Delhi, January 12: Senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Saturday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Union government for removing CBI Director Alok Verma and opined that the Selection Committee chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi did ‘injustice’. He stated that Verma should been invited to respond to the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) probe against him.
Reacting to the reports of Alok Verma being removed for the top post of the CBI, Swamy agreed with Justice (retired) Patnaik that there was “no evidence of corruption” against Verma. He also said the government took that decision in a ‘very, very hasty’ manner and ‘what the CVC says cannot be the final word’. Notably, Justice Patnaik had monitored the CVC enquiry against former CBI chief. Alok Verma Helped Vijay Mallya, Nirav Modi Flee Country? CVC Begins Probe To Find Out.
Expressing his opinion on the removal of Verma over charges of corruption and dereliction of duty, Swamy said, as reported by The Indian Express, “They should have called Mr Verma and asked him this is what CVC has said. CVC itself has said this is a prima facie case. They have not said we are giving judgment and they should have enclosed Patnaik’s comments also, but they didn’t and Asked Verma please respond to this….CVC allegations.”
Earlier on Friday, CVC has initiated an inquiry against Verma over six more allegations, which ranges from discrepancies in Nirav Modi’s case to Vijay Mallya’s lookout circulars.