The CVC found Verma's conduct in this case 'suspicious'. The CVC concluded Verma misled the body by saying CBI was investigating Asthana's role in the Sterling Biotech case. Verma also claimed Asthana inducted tainted officers in the CBI.
Reportedly, inquiry into Haryana land scam was closed
The third charge pertained to Verma's role as Delhi Police Chief. In 2016, he allegedly ordered to escort a gold smuggler who was caught by customs. A different branch of CBI partially substantiated the claims.
Verma was accused of closing a preliminary investigation in Haryana land scam. He was allegedly in touch with the director of town planning.
The fifth charge which led to Verma's ouster was his decision to induct two corrupt officials in the agency. There were adverse reports against both of them and CVC was convinced of Verma's role in it.
This is the second time in three months that Verma was shown exit door. In October 2018, he was sent on forced leave by Centre, an order he challenged in SC.