Irked over the lack of confidentiality in Alok Verma’s reply to the CVC, the SC has adjourned the hearing to November 29. CJI Ranjan Gogoi said, “Our efforts was to make sure individual officers are protected and so we asked for confidentiality. But we don’t think any of you deserves a hearing.”
SC started hearing the CBI chief Alok Verma’s plea against the government’s decision to divest him of all charges. This comes barely a day after explosive claims were made by an officer against NSA, a Union minister and CVC in the agency’s ongoing power tussle.
A DIG-rank, CBI official, Manish Kumar Sinha, on Monday moved SC seeking a court-monitored SIT probe into the allegation of bribe against Special CBI Director Rakesh Asthana in the meat exporter Moin Qureshi case.
The petition refers to charges of bribe being made to a Union minister and the other accused claiming connections with the “high and mighty” in the power corridors, including National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval.
Sinha was transferred to Nagpur on the dramatic night of October 23 when he was supervising the probe against Asthana, has said his transfer was “arbitrary, motivated and malafide”.