Sacked as CBI Director, Alok Verma refuses to take charge as DG Fire Services, tenders resignation

A day after being sacked from the top post of CBI by a high-power selection panel led by PM Narendra Modi, comprising – Mallikarjun Kharge and Justice Sikri, CBI Former Director Alok Verma has on Friday lashed out against the decision and tendered his resignation after refusing to take charge as DG Fire Services, Civil Defence and Home Guards.

The high-powered committee that met on Thursday sacked Verma. The Panel posted Alok Verma as Director General Fire Service, Civil Defence, and Home Guards. However, Verma on Friday tendered his resignation from the assigned post and said, ” Natural Justice was scuttled”.

As reported by ANI, Verma said, “natural justice was scuttled and the entire process was turned upside down in ensuring that the undersigned is removed from the post of the Director.” said Verma in a letter to Secretary, Department of Personnel and Training.

Former CBI Chief Alok Verma in a letter to Secretary Department of Personnel and Training: It may be noted that the undersigned would have already superannuated as on July 31, 2017 and was only serving the Government as Director, CBI till January 3, 2019, as the same was a fixed tenure role.

PM-led high powered committee that met on Thursday has given the charge to Nageshwar Rao as the interim CBI Boss till the appointment of a new director. Interim CBI chief Nageshwar Rao reverses transfer orders issued by Alok Verma; claim Sources

Mallikarjun Kharge, representing the Opposition in the Panel was the only member in the high powered committee who gave a dissent note on the decision to sack Verma. According to ANI, the dissent note submitted by Mallikarjun Kharge states ‘CVC report submitted to SC doesn’t arrive at any conclusive finding with respect to allegations against him’.

Earlier on Tuesday, Supreme Court reinstated CBI Chief Alok Verma setting aside CVC order dated October 23rd, 2017. Justice Kishan Kaul who pronounced the verdict on behalf of Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi said that the select 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 corruption allegations against the CBI director. In the first move, Reinstated CBI Chief Alok Verma withdraws transfer orders issued by successor Rao

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