Suspended Deputy Superintendent of Police Devendra Kumar on Thursday moved to Delhi High Court against the reinstated CBI Chief Alok Verma’s decision of revoking transfer orders of his team which was done a day after on October 24, after Verma was sent on forced leave, reported news agency ANI.
According to news wire PTI, Devendra Kumar has sought High Court direction to CBI not to allow the recently reinstated CBI Chief Alok Verma to deal with bribery FIR against him (Devendra Kumar) and Special Director Rakesh Asthana.
Devendra Kumar was arrested on October 22 last year in connection to a bribery allegation involving the Special Director Rakesh Asthana. However, he was later granted bail by furnishing bail bond on ₹50,000. SC dismisses petition questioning Asthana’s appointment as Special CBI Director
Earlier on Wednesday hours after assuming office Alok Verma sends a strong message to the government by reversing the cancel orders of his loyalists in the office. These transfer orders were initiated by the interim CBI chief M Nageshwar Rao on October 24, a day after Verma was sent to forced leave. Nageswara Rao, who replaced Alok Verma, promoted as Additional Director
Verma had taken the decision after rounds of meeting with his close aides at CBI Headquarters on Wednesday.
Alok Verma had moved to top sought to quash of three orders of October 23, 2018 — one by the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) and two by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), as being without jurisdiction and in violation of Articles 14, 19 and 21 of the Constitution.
Justice Kishan Kaul who pronounced the verdict on behalf of Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on Tuesday said that the selection committee will be called within seven days from Tuesday to take a decision on the basis of the findings of the CVC inquiry into the
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However, the meeting went inconclusive, and all are expected to meet today for the second time to deliberate upon the fate of the CBI Chief Alok Verma.
The Centre had taken a decision against Verma and CBI’s Special Director Rakesh Asthana after their feud become public as they made allegations of corruption against each other.