SC : "None of you deserve a hearing after media leak", adjourns hearing on CBI chief Alok Verma's plea

Nov 20 2018 12:12 PM
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NEW DELHI: Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Director Alok Verma's petition in opposition to Centre's decision to dissociated him from his duties and send him on leave will now be heard by the Top Court on November 29 .

SC adjourned hearing on CBI chief Alok Verma's plea, saying none of you deserve a hearing after media leak. The apex court told that details of Central Vigilance Commission enquiry against Verma and his reply were leaked and published by a news website.

Furious by the alleged leak of the CVC report and Verma's reply, the three-judge bench led by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi also pointed out that Verma's lawyers had sought additional time to file his comments on Monday.


However, senior advocate Fali Nariman who is appearing on Verma's behalf, told the apex court that his client had not sought more time on Monday to file his reply.

A very angry CJI then observed that "we do not think that any of you deserve a hearing today".

However Nariman also expressed his distress over the alleged leak of Verma’s reply to the court on CVC’s findings which were submitted to the top Court secretary-general in a sealed cover on Monday.


In addition the CVC report and Verm'a reply were published late on Monday night by a news website.



The  Top court Monday asked Verma to file a response to the CVC report on corruption charges “as quickly as possible”.




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