Alok Kumar Verma: News
Born on July 14, 1957, Alok Kumar Verma is an Indian Police Service (IPS) officer who has served as the Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation. He is the 1979 batch IPS officer belonging to the Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram and Union Territories cadre. He has also served in various positions including as the Delhi Police Commissioner, Director General of Tihar Jail, Special Commissioner of Police for Crime, Vigilance and Intelligence, Joint Commissioner of the Crime Branch, and Joint Commissioner of Police, New Delhi. While he was serving as the CBI Director in 2018, Verma was accused of corruption and bribery by the then Special Director of CBI Rakesh Asthana. Following this, Verma also alleged Asthana of bribery and filed a case against him. Both Asthana and Verma were sent on leave, and a Supreme Court committee was formed to investigate the allegations against the two. Though Verma was reinstated as the Director of CBI later, he was asked to refrain from taking major decisions. He was later transferred as the Director-General of Fire Safety, Civil Defense, and Home Guards. In February 2020, CBI cleared Asthana from the charges of bribery in the case. In August 2021, the Ministry of Home Affairs recommended disciplinary action against Verma in the 2018 bribery case.
02 Feb 2019Supreme Court Of India
IPS Rishi Kumar Shukla appointed as new CBI Chief
The crisis in Central Bureau of Investigation came to an end on Saturday as Prime Minister Narendra Modi led panel appointed Rishi Kumar Shukla as the new director of the federal agency.
24 Jan 2019India
PM Modi-led panel indecisive over selection of new CBI Director
A high-powered PM Modi-led selection committee today met to pick the next CBI Director after former chief Alok Verma's exit earlier this month.
24 Jan 2019India
Justice Sikri recuses himself from plea challenging interim CBI-chief's appointment
Justice AK Sikri, who was part of the select panel which took the decision to transfer former CBI Director Alok Verma, on Thursday recused himself from a plea challenging the appointment of M Nageshwar Rao as the interim boss of the agency.
21 Jan 2019India
CJI won't hear plea challenging interim CBI chief Rao's appointment
Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, on Monday, recused himself from a plea challenging the appointment of Nageshwar Rao as the interim director of Central Bureau of Investigation.
18 Jan 2019Supreme Court Of India
After Alok Verma's exit, Rakesh Asthana moved out of CBI
A week after CBI Director Alok Verma was transferred by Prime Minister Narendra Modi led panel, his deputy Rakesh Asthana was moved out of Central Bureau of Investigation.
17 Jan 2019Narendra Modi
Former CBI-chief Verma to give keynote speech at SRCC event
Alok Verma, who was removed from his post of CBI director last week, has been invited to give a keynote speech at an event of Delhi University's SRCC college on February 14.
14 Jan 2019Supreme Court Of India
Markandey Katju calls out media's lies, defends Justice Sikri
Retired Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju wrote a long post on social media slamming media for attempting to taint the image of Justice Sikri by 'sensationalizing' facts.
14 Jan 2019Supreme Court Of India
The truth behind Justice AK Sikri's post-retirement 'plum job'
Justice AK Sikri, who voted in favor of the transfer of former CBI Chief Alok Verma, has declined a post-retirement job at the Commonwealth Secretariat Arbitral Tribunal (CSAT).
12 Jan 2019Supreme Court Of India
Twist in Alok Verma's case: He wasn't corrupt, says SC-monitor
CBI Director Alok Verma was removed in a haste and there is no evidence of corruption against him, retired Supreme Court judge, Justice AK Patnaik, who was appointed by the apex court to supervise the Central Vigilance Commission said, IE reports.
11 Jan 2019Delhi High Court
Rakesh Asthana will be probed in bribery-case, Delhi-HC rejects plea
The Delhi High Court on Friday refused to cancel the bribery case against CBI Special Director Rakesh Asthana.
Ousted CBI Chief Alok Verma resigns from new post
On Friday, former CBI Chief Alok Verma, who was removed from the position on Thursday and was made the Director General of Fire Services, resigned.
Alok Verma not "terminated": Markandey Katju reveals Justice Sikri's role
Markandey Katju, former judge of Supreme Court, wrote a post on social media on Friday explaining the role of Justice AK Sikri in the unceremonial exit of CBI Director Alok Verma.
Alok Verma: Was removed on frivolous grounds; CBI under attack
After Alok Verma was removed by the PM Modi-led selection committee within two days of his reinstatement by the Supreme Court, the former CBI Director has spoken up about his removal.
5 reasons why CBI chief Alok Verma was sacked
In a concerning incident, the select panel headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi sacked CBI boss Alok Verma on Thursday, less than two days after he was reinstated to his post by Supreme Court.
10 Jan 2019Narendra Modi
PM Modi led panel removes CBI boss Alok Verma, again
Less than 2 days after he was reinstated as Chief of Central Bureau of Investigation, Alok Verma was on Thursday removed from the top post by a panel led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
09 Jan 2019India
CBI Director Alok Verma returns to work after being reinstated
A day after the Supreme Court reinstated Alok Verma as the CBI Director, the embattled Verma returned to work on Wednesday for the first time in three months.
08 Jan 2019Supreme Court Of India
#CBIvsCBI: Supreme Court reinstates Alok Verma as CBI Director
Three months after the government divested him of his powers, Alok Verma has been temporarily reinstated as CBI Director by the Supreme Court.
06 Dec 2018Supreme Court Of India
CBI director, special director fight didn't emerge overnight: SC
The Supreme Court, which is hearing CBI-Director Alok Verma's plea against the Center's decision to divest him of powers and send him on leave, today said the essence of government action must be in the interest of the institution.
05 Dec 2018India
#CBIvsCBI: Verma, Asthana were 'fighting like cats', Centre tells SC
On Wednesday, the Supreme Court resumed the hearing of CBI Director Alok Verma's plea challenging the government's decision to divest him of his powers in light on an ongoing row between him and CBI second-in-command Rakesh Asthana.
20 Nov 2018Supreme Court Of India
#CBIvsCBI: None of you deserve a hearing, reprimands Supreme Court
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court abruptly deferred the hearing of CBI Director Alok Verma's petition that had challenged the government's decision to strip him of his powers and send him on leave.
16 Nov 2018Supreme Court Of India
#CBIvsCBI: No clean-chit to Alok Verma, CVC-report contains 'mixed findings'
The Supreme Court on Friday did not give a clean chit to ousted CBI Director Alok Verma and noted that the CVC report contained mixed findings.
12 Nov 2018India
#CBIvsCBI: CVC submits inquiry report, hearing deferred till Friday
In compliance with an earlier Supreme Court order, the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has submitted its report of inquiry against CBI Director Alok Verma to the apex court.
02 Nov 2018Narendra Modi
RaGa alleges Dassault Aviation paid Rs.284cr bribe to Reliance Defense
Congress chief Rahul Gandhi today alleged that Dassault Aviation paid Rs. 284 crore to Anil Ambani's Reliance Defense as the "first installment of kickbacks".
29 Oct 2018Delhi High Court
#CBIvsCBI: Delhi HC extends relief to Asthana till November 1
In the latest development in the alleged bribery case involving CBI Special Director Rakesh Asthana, the Delhi High Court, on Monday, extended interim relief to Asthana till November 1.
27 Oct 2018Supreme Court Of India
Series-of-events: What happened on night CBI-boss Alok Verma was divested
On the intervening night of October 23 and 24, CBI Chief Alok Verma was divested of his powers which led to political turmoil in the nation.
26 Oct 2018Supreme Court Of India
#CBIvsCBI: Kejriwal welcomes SC-order, hopes CBI's integrity will be upheld
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal today welcomed the "intervention" by the Supreme Court in the CBI turmoil and hoped the CBI's institutional integrity will be upheld.
26 Oct 2018Narendra Modi
Congress President Rahul Gandhi leads protest march to CBI headquarters
Congress President Rahul Gandhi Friday led a protest march to demand the reinstatement of CBI Director Alok Verma, who has been divested of his powers and sent on leave, and also an apology from Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
26 Oct 2018Bihar
#CBIDirector: Congress leaders demonstrate outside CBI office in Patna
Hundreds of Congress workers along with their leaders in Bihar Friday staged a demonstration in Patna as part of the party's 'nation-wide protest' against the decision of the Center to divest CBI Director Alok Verma of his duties and sending him on leave.
26 Oct 2018Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)
RaGa courts arrest after protest outside CBI headquarters. Political mileage?
Congress President Rahul Gandhi courted arrest on Friday after his protest at CBI headquarters. Reports suggest he is being taken to Lodhi Road police station.
26 Oct 2018Supreme Court Of India
#CBIvsCBI: SC directs CVC to complete inquiry within 2 weeks
The Supreme Court, on Friday, ordered the Central Vigilance Commission to complete its investigation into divested CBI Chief Alok Verma within two weeks.
25 Oct 2018Supreme Court Of India
Congress will hold protests outside CBI offices across nation: Surjewala
The Congress will hold protests on Friday outside all CBI offices across the country, demanding an apology from PM Modi and reinstatement of CBI Director Alok Verma who was sent on leave.
25 Oct 2018Delhi Police
Four men found 'loitering' outside Alok Verma's house, being questioned
Four men found "loitering" outside the official residence of CBI Director Alok Verma, who was sent on leave, are being questioned by police, sources claimed.
CBI reshuffles team probing case against ex-Special Director Rakesh Asthana
The CBI has overhauled the team probing allegations of corruption against its former Special Director Rakesh Asthana, bringing in completely new faces, officials said today.
Institutional integrity and credibility of CBI is important: Arun Jaitley
The government's decision to remove CBI Director Alok Verma and Special Director Rakesh Asthana is based on the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) recommendations, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Wednesday
24 Oct 2018West Bengal
CBI is now BBI (BJP Bureau of Investigation): Mamata Banerjee
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday alleged that the Criminal Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has become the Bharatiya Janata Party's policing agency.
24 Oct 2018Supreme Court Of India
#CBIFaultlines: Midnight order, top-officials' 'leaves', and other details to know
At 1 AM on Wednesday, two top-ranking officials of the country's premier investigative agency, CBI, were sent on leave, paving way for cataclysmic changes.
In unprecedented move, CBI Director Alok Verma "sent on leave"
Wading into the controversy surrounding the country's premier investigative agency, the Centre has sent CBI Director Alok Verma "on leave".
23 Oct 2018Delhi High Court
#CBIvsCBI: Special Director Asthana seeks Delhi HC's protection
On Tuesday, CBI's second-in-command, Special Director Rakesh Asthana approached the Delhi High Court to seek protection against arrest in an alleged bribery case against him.
22 Oct 2018Central Bureau Of Investigation (CBI)
The CBI just raided its own headquarters: Here's why
In what marked an unprecedented move, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) raided its own headquarters on Monday in search of evidence in an alleged bribery case involving its second-in-command, Special Director Rakesh Asthana.
01 Sep 2018Madhya Pradesh
#AsianGames: CBI director congratulates agency constable's daughter for winning bronze
CBI Director Alok Verma congratulated Harshita Tomar, the daughter of agency's constable Rani Tomar, for winning a bronze medal at the Asian Games.
30 Jul 2018Supreme Court Of India
SC summons CBI chief again over Manipur fake encounters probe
CBI director Alok Kumar Verma, on Monday, was summoned by the Supreme Court to give an explanation for the agency's slow pace of investigation into alleged extra-judicial killings in Manipur by Indian security forces.
23 Oct 2017Central Bureau Of Investigation (CBI)
Rakesh Asthana is the new CBI special director
Rakesh Asthana, Gujarat cadre IPS officer who has probed high-profile cases like the AgustaWestland scam and corruption in the Delhi government, has been made the CBI special director.
30 May 2017Shashi Tharoor
Arnab Goswami issued notice in Tharoor's defamation plea
On Monday, the Delhi High Court issued notices to Arnab Goswami and Republic TV with regards to Congress MP Shashi Tharoor's defamation plea against them.
26 May 2017Shashi Tharoor
Sunanda's murder tapes: Tharoor files defamation case against Arnab Goswami
Almost 20 days after release of a series of tapes by Republic TV alleging that Shashi Tharoor was involved in the murder of his wife, Sunanda Pushkar, he has now filed a defamation case against Arnab Goswami.
23 May 2017DNA
Delhi Police removes security of Robert Vadra's mother, 12 others
After media raised questions on security provided to Robert Vadra's mother Maureen, Delhi Police have withdrawn her cover, along with that of 12 other people.
08 May 2017Shashi Tharoor
Sunanda's murder tapes- Arnab alleges Tharoor's involvement in Sunanda's murder
In yet another expose, Republic has broadcasted tapes which present evidence in Sunanda Pushkar's death and Shashi Tharoor's alleged involvement in the case.