CBI Director 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.

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.

CBI DSP Bassi moves SC against transfer to Port Blair

21 Jan 2019

CBI DSP Bassi moves SC against transfer to Port Blair

CBI Deputy Superintendent of Police AK Bassi today moved the Supreme Court challenging his transfer to Port Blair saying it was vitiated by mala fide and would prejudice the probe against former Special Director Rakesh Asthana.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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: 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.

#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.

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.

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.

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.

In unprecedented move, CBI Director Alok Verma "sent on leave"

24 Oct 2018

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".

#CBIvsCBI: Special Director Asthana seeks Delhi HC's protection

23 Oct 2018

#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

22 Oct 2018

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.

#AsianGames: CBI director congratulates agency constable's daughter for winning bronze

01 Sep 2018

#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.

In historic case, SC clears Rakesh Asthana's CBI appointment

28 Nov 2017

In historic case, SC clears Rakesh Asthana's CBI appointment

The SC has dismissed a petition challenging Rakesh Asthana's appointment as CBI special director.