Govt defends sending top CBI officers on leave

Insisting that CBI’s institutional integrity is a pre-condition, the government on Wednesday said that its “interim measure” to remove CBI Director Alok Verma and Special Director Rakesh Asthana was based on the recommendation of the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) and a Special…

Entire team probing Asthana’s case shunted out

The CBI on Wednesday transferred the entire team investigating the corruption case against Rakesh Asthana out of Delhi in “public interest” with “immediate effect”. The agency also brought in new faces to probe the allegations against its special director. The transfers came…

Verma moves SC over ‘rapid fire’ decision

Hours after being divested of the charge as CBI director, senior IPS officer Alok Verma on Wednesday approached the Supreme Court, contending the “rapid fire” decision went against the statute and bypassed the sacrosanct order of a high-powered committee that appointed him.…