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Corrupt Ex CBI Director Verma finally gets booted

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Corrupt Ex CBI Director Verma finally gets booted
October 12
11:19 2019

More skeletons are tumbling out of the cupboard in Case of former CBI director Alok Kumar Verma who was indicted by the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) last year and PM had recommend action recently. He was removed from office after his guilt was proved in three major cases bribing of CBI officers to dilute cases involving meat exporter Moin Qureshi, excluding a key suspect from the FIR in the IRCTC scam, and attempting to induct tainted officers into the agency.

The CVC’s findings, undisclosed till now, had played a key role in the decision to remove Verma from the CBI. The SC had ordered an inquiry by the CVC, under the supervision of former SC judge AK Patnaik, into then CBI special director Rakesh Asthana’s 10 allegations against Verma who was then heading the agency. The allegations were detailed in Asthana’s August 24, 2018, letter to the SC. Asthana’s complaint and a counter-charge against him by Verma were at the centre of a public spat between the then CBI chief and his number two, which divided the agency. Verma later refused to take charge as director general of home guards and resigned.

Asthana was moved to the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security and is currently heading the Narcotics Control Bureau. After submission of the report, a bench led by CJI Ranjan Gogoi on January 8 had quashed the CVC’s October 23 order but ordered that Verma would discharge only routine functions. The PM-headed panel on January 10 okayed Verma’s removal. Asthana alleged that Verma took Rs 2 crore from one Sathish Babu Sana to shield him in the CBI case against Moin Qureshi and others.

The CVC also inquired and found truth in the IRCTC scam pertained to alleged sale of two acres of prime railway land worth Rs 194 crore at Rs 2 crore in 2005 to Delight Marketing Company Pvt Ltd, whose directors were replaced by family members of Lalu Prasad, who was railway minister in 2005. The CVC also found to be true Asthana’s allegation that Verma attempted to induct two tainted police officers into the CBI.

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