CBI Chief Alok Verma should be given CVC’s report: SC

The Supreme Court today said CBI Director Alok Verma should be given the Central Vigilance Commission CVC’s report on the allegations against him in a sealed cover and asked him to file his response by Monday.

A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said the CVC report should also be given to Attorney General and Solicitor General.

The top court observed during the hearing that the CVC report is mixed on charges against Verma and said a further probe was needed on some aspects.

The apex court said Verma should file his response in a sealed cover by Monday.

The  Court has fixed the matter for further hearing on Tuesday, next week. The court turned down Special CBI Director Rakesh Asthana’s request that the CVC report be provided to him as well.

The Supreme Court was hearing a plea filed by CBI Chief Alok Verma challenging the order divesting him of his duties.

The Supreme Court had on 26th October asked the Central Vigilance Commission to complete within two weeks its inquiry into the allegations against Verma levelled by Asthana.

The CVC had filed its preliminary enquiry report on Monday this week.

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