The Supreme Court on Tuesday reinstated Alok Kumar Verma as CBI Director and set aside the Centre’s decision divesting him of his powers and sending him on leave.
The top court, however, restrained Verma from taking any major policy decision till the Central Vigilance Commission inquiry is over.
The apex court also said that any further decision against Verma would be taken by the high-powered committee which selects and appoints CBI Director. The judgement was pronounced by a bench of Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi and Justices S K Kaul and K M Joseph.
The Supreme Court has given a major blow to the Central Government on a longstanding dispute in the country’s largest investigative agency Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) today. The court canceled the CVC decision and canceled the decision to send Alok Verma on leave. Along with this decision it became clear that Alok Verma would remain the CBI director. Verma’s two-year tenure as CBI Director ends on January 31.