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CBI chief Alok Verma gets marching orders out

CBI chief Alok Verma has been sacked by the PM-headed selection committee.

The selection committee headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi had met for the second time on Thursday, January 10 to decide the fate of CBI Director Alok Verma, reinstated by a Supreme Court order after he was sent on forced leave by the government, officials said.

The panel’s meet held on Wednesday, January 9 remained inconclusive, they said, without giving further details.

The CBI chief and his deputy Special Director Rakesh Asthana were sent on the forced leave over two months ago. They had accused each other of corruption.

The PM-headed panel comprises the Chief Justice of India (CJI) or a Supreme Court judge, and the leader of opposition in the Lok Sabha as members, the rules say. CJI Ranjan Gogoi has reportedly nominated Supreme Court judge Justice A K Sikri to attend the meet. Mallikarjun Kharge who is the Congress’s leader in the Lok Sabha represented the Leader of the Opposition.

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