Alok Verma

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CBI v/s CBI: Court accepts clean chit to Rakesh Asthana

07 Mar 2020

CBI v/s CBI: Court accepts clean chit to Rakesh Asthana

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.

ED officer probing Nirav Modi case removed, reinstated hours later

30 Mar 2019

ED officer probing Nirav Modi case removed, reinstated hours later

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.

IPS Rishi Kumar Shukla appointed as new CBI Chief

02 Feb 2019

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.

PM-led panel clears shortlisted names, CBI to get chief soon

02 Feb 2019

PM-led panel clears shortlisted names, CBI to get chief soon

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.

Third SC judge exits case challenging acting CBI chief's appointment

31 Jan 2019

Third SC judge exits case challenging acting CBI chief's appointment

On Thursday, Supreme Court Justice NV Ramana recused himself from hearing a plea challenging M Nageshwar Rao's appointment as interim CBI Chief.

PM Modi-led panel indecisive over selection of new CBI Director

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.

Justice Sikri recuses himself from plea challenging interim CBI-chief's appointment

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.

CJI won't hear plea challenging interim CBI chief Rao's appointment

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

18 Jan 2019

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.

Former CBI-chief Verma to give keynote speech at SRCC event

17 Jan 2019

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

14 Jan 2019

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'

14 Jan 2019

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

12 Jan 2019

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.

Rakesh Asthana will be probed in bribery-case, Delhi-HC rejects plea

11 Jan 2019

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

11 Jan 2019

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

11 Jan 2019

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

11 Jan 2019

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

11 Jan 2019

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.

PM Modi led panel removes CBI boss Alok Verma, again

10 Jan 2019

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.

CBI Director Alok Verma returns to work after being reinstated

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

08 Jan 2019

#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

06 Dec 2018

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.

#CBIvsCBI: Verma, Asthana were 'fighting like cats', Centre tells SC

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

20 Nov 2018

#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'

16 Nov 2018

#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.

#CBIvsCBI: CVC submits inquiry report, hearing deferred till Friday

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.

RaGa alleges Dassault Aviation paid Rs.284cr bribe to Reliance Defense

02 Nov 2018

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".

#CBIvsCBI: Delhi HC extends relief to Asthana till November 1

29 Oct 2018

#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

27 Oct 2018

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.

Congress President Rahul Gandhi leads protest march to CBI headquarters

26 Oct 2018

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.

#CBIDirector: Congress leaders demonstrate outside CBI office in Patna

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.

RaGa courts arrest after protest outside CBI headquarters. Political mileage?

26 Oct 2018

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.

In protest against CBI-fiasco, RaGa leads Opposition march against Centre

26 Oct 2018

In protest against CBI-fiasco, RaGa leads Opposition march against Centre

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday spearheaded the protest against Centre's move of sending two top officials of CBI on leave.

#CBIvsCBI: SC directs CVC to complete inquiry within 2 weeks

26 Oct 2018

#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

25 Oct 2018

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.

Four men found 'loitering' outside Alok Verma's house, being questioned

25 Oct 2018

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

24 Oct 2018

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

24 Oct 2018

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

CBI is now BBI (BJP Bureau of Investigation): Mamata Banerjee

24 Oct 2018

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.

Not "56-inch seena", but a thin-skinned man: The real Modi

24 Oct 2018

Not "56-inch seena", but a thin-skinned man: The real Modi

If there is one adjective that defines Narendra Modi in totality, it has to be 'Frank Underwood'. Much like Underwood, Modi has 'limited' ethics, wants to win at any cost and the ever-astute man never forgives.