CBI vs CBI: Supreme Court to hear Alok Verma's plea Today

Nov 16 2018 09:41 AM
CBI vs CBI: Supreme Court to hear  Alok Verma's plea Today

New Delhi: The Supreme Court is to hear CBI director Alok Verma's plea challenging the PM Modi led government's order divesting him of his duties and sending him on leave in wake of allegations of bribery against him on Friday.

A three-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, is also expected to mull over the report of the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC), placed before it in a sealed cover, with respect to the investigation into the allegations of corruption against Verma.

The bench is also expected to mull over the report of acting CBI director M Nageswara Rao also filed in a sealed cover in the top court with respect to the decisions taken by him from October 23-26.

Apart from this the plea filed by Verma, the court is also seized of the PIL filed by NGO Common Cause, which has sought a inquiry by special investigation team against CBI officers.

The court has issued notices to the Centre, CBI, CVC, special CBI director Rakesh Asthana, Verma and Rao asking them to act in response to it by November 12. October 26, the top court had appointed Justice Patnaik to take charge of the ongoing inquiry of CVC against Verma.

 

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