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PM-led panel moves Alok Verma out of CBI, Rao back in charge

  • 11/01/2019

The high-power committee, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi,  removed Alok Verma as CBI Director, a day after he resumed office following the Supreme Court order that restored his position. Congress leader in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge, who represents the Opposition in the three-member Selection Panel, submitted a six-page dissent note. 

The decision to remove Mr. Verma was taken by a 2:1 majority in the three-member committee. Justice A.K. Sikri, a nominee of the Chief Justice of India, was the third member.