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.

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 2019


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 2019


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 2019


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.

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 2019

Narendra 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.

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.

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).

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 2019

Delhi 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 2019

Narendra 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 2019


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.

#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.

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 2018


#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.

#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.

#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 2018


#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 2018

Narendra 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 2018

Delhi 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.

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.

#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 2018

Narendra 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 2018


#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 2018

Aam 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.

#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.

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 2018

Delhi 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 2018

West 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.

#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 2018

Delhi 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.

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 2018

Madhya 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.

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.

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.

23 May 2017


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.

30 Jan 2017

Delhi Police

Amulya Patnaik appointed as Delhi Police Commissioner

Amulya Patnaik has been appointed as Delhi's new police chief.