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#CBIGate: SC tells Interim CBI Director Rao to refrain from policy decisions

New Delhi, Oct 26 (IENews) India’s Supreme Court on Friday ordered Central Bureau of Investigation interim Director, M Nageshwar Rao to refrain from any policy decision and directed the Central Vigilance Commission to inquire into the allegations levelled against its ex-boss Alok Verma, reverting back within two weeks.

M. Nageshwar Rao, who has been entrusted with the task of looking after the duties of the Director of the CBI by an order dated 23rd October, 2018 of Department of Personnel and Training shall, as of now, not take any policy decision and will only perform the routine tasks that were essential to keep the agency function, the three-judge bench ruled.

Headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi and also comprising Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and K M Joseph, the bench issued notice to the Union of India and CVC also.

Hearing the petition filed by Alok Verma challenging the Centre’s decision to compulsorily send him on indefinite leave, the probe, the bench ordered, would be supervised by retired Justice AK Patnaik.

“The enquiry will be conducted under the supervision of a retired judge of this Court. Justice AK Patnaik who is requested to accept the assignment and ensure that enquiry is completed within the time frame fixed by this Court,” the apex court ordered.

November 12 was set for the next hearing in the high-profile case, which under a media glare, has captured the attention of the nation .

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