Articles about Alok Kumar Verma
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.
07 Mar 2020India
A Special CBI Court on Saturday accepted the Central Bureau of Investigation's charge-sheet giving a clean chit to former Special Director Rakesh Asthana in an alleged bribery case.
30 Mar 2019India
In a concerning turn of events, the Enforcement Directorate officer who was investigating the Nirav Modi case was relieved of his duties on Friday evening, only to be reinstated at the post hours later.
02 Feb 2019India
The high-powered committee headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi met on Friday and cleared shortlisted names for the next chief of Central Bureau of Investigation, reports claimed.
31 Jan 2019India
On Thursday, Supreme Court Justice NV Ramana recused himself from hearing a plea challenging M Nageshwar Rao's appointment as interim CBI Chief.
24 Jan 2019India
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 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
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 2019India
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 2019India
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 2019India
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 2019India
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 2019India
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.
The Delhi High Court on Friday refused to cancel the bribery case against CBI Special Director Rakesh Asthana.
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.
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.
10 Jan 2019India
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
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 2019India
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 2018India
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
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 2018India
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 2018India
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
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 2018India
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 2018India
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 2018India
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday spearheaded the protest against Centre's move of sending two top officials of CBI on leave.
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 2018India
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 2018India
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.
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.
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
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.