09 Jan 2019

CBI Director Alok Verma returns to work after being reinstated

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CBI Director Alok Verma returns to work after being reinstated
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Rajesh Mehta

Rajesh Mehta

Asked on 9 January, 2019

When was Alok Verma sent on leave?

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Alok Verma was sent on leave by the Central government at around 2am on October 24.

Ankita Dutta

Ankita Dutta

Asked on 9 January, 2019

Why was Alok Verma sent on leave?

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The Central government claims that Verma was sent on leave as the internal feud between himself and CBI Special Director Rakesh Asthana was escalating and undermining the CBI's image in public.

Parakram Dutta

Parakram Dutta

Asked on 9 January, 2019

What is the feud between Asthana and Verma about?

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Both Verma and Asthana have levelled charges of corruption against each other. The cracks started to show in October 2017 itself.

Rishika Mittal

Rishika Mittal

Asked on 9 January, 2019

Who was CBI's Interim Director during Verma's absence?

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The government appointed M Nageshwar Rao as the CBI's Interim Director during Verma's absence.