Ousted CBI chief Alok Verma resigns

Alok Verma, who was removed as the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Director on charges of corruption and dereliction of duty by a high-powered selection committee headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, last evening, has refused to take charge as Director General Fire Service, Civil Defence and Home Guards, under the Union Home Ministry and  resigned from his service.

Refusing to accept the new role, Verma in a statement 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.”

The development comes two days after he was reinstated as the CBI chief by the Supreme Court which quashed the Centre’s October 23 order of sending him, along with deputy Special Director Rakesh Asthana on forced leave to stop the ‘kilkenny cat fight’ between them.

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