CBI crisis LIVE Updates: Alok Verma did not cooperate with CVC in probe against him, says Government

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CBI crisis LIVE Updates: Addressing a press conference in the matter, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that government can't probe the matter and the decision has been taken as per the recommendations of the Central Vigilence Commission.

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CBI crisis LIVE Updates: In first such incident in the history, the Central Government Wednesday sent the CBI Director Alok Verma and Special Director Rakesh Asthana on leave, divesting them of all powers amid an ongoing spat between the two, news agency PTI reported citing sources. The report further said that a prime minister-led Appointments Committee has given the charge of the Director to Joint Director M Nageshwara Rao with immediate effect.

Addressing a press conference in the matter, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that government can’t probe the matter and the decision has been taken as per the recommendations of the Central Vigilance Commission.

Read | Alok Verma vs Rakesh Asthana: How the turf war in CBI played out

Opposing the Central Government order, CBI director Alok Kumar Verma filed a petition in the Supreme Court. The apex court agreed to hear the plea on October 26. A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices S K Kaul and K M Joseph agreed to Verma’ submission that the plea required urgent hearing.

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19:26 (IST) 24 Oct 2018
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Fresh PIL filed in Supreme Court on Rafale Deal by Advocate Prashant Bhushan, Former Union Ministers Yashwant Sinha and Arun Shourie, seeking court-monitored CBI probe in the case.

18:18 (IST) 24 Oct 2018
'I am under oath of secrecy'

While talking about the Rakesh Asthana-Alok Verma issue, KV Chaudhary, the Central Vigilance Commissioner said, "I am under oath of secrecy. I can't speak to anybody."

17:27 (IST) 24 Oct 2018
'Image of CBI will not be tarnished'

A CBI Spokesperson has said that the image of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will not be tarnished as CBI is for country not for individuals, whatever investigation required is being done.

17:25 (IST) 24 Oct 2018
'Matter of great public importance'

It's a matter of great public importance that facts & circumstances which have given rise to such extraordinary & unprecedented situation are enquired into independently & before any further erosions to the credibility of the institution, says Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT)

17:11 (IST) 24 Oct 2018
CBI is working normal, says CBI Spokesperson

Team probing Rakesh Asthana’s case has been reconstituted for a fair, impartial and expeditious probe. We have put available best resources in the reconstituted team. There were searches and sealing any offices are totally untrue. CBI is working normal says CBI Spokesperson.

17:08 (IST) 24 Oct 2018
'Why is PM protecting a corrupt officer?'

I've faith that SC would give relief to CBI director as it's a violation of section 4 of Delhi Special Police Establishment Act. I want to know which section did CVC use to remove him. Why is PM protecting a corrupt officer? All democratic institutions are being undermined, says Asaduddin Owaisi.

16:08 (IST) 24 Oct 2018
CBI Director Alok Verma did not cooperate with CVC in probe against him, says Government

Issuing a statement, the government has said that CBI Director Alok Verma did not cooperate with CVC in probe against him.

15:46 (IST) 24 Oct 2018
'CBI's functioning have earlier also caused disasters & ongoing disturbance'

BSP chief Mayawati while talking about the CBI issue said, "Misuse of govt machinery & interference in CBI's functioning have earlier also caused disasters & ongoing disturbance at CBI is a matter of great concern for the nation. It's good that the matter that also had interference of central government is before the SC now."

15:22 (IST) 24 Oct 2018
'CBI failed to furnish the records before Commission'

Despite repeated assurances and reminders, the Director, CBI failed to furnish the records before Commission. CVC has observed that Director, CBI has not been cooperating in making available records sought by the Commission relating to serious allegations, says I&B Ministry.

15:16 (IST) 24 Oct 2018
Read Ministry of Information and Broadcasting(I&B)'s statement

CVC on receipt of a complaint on Aug 24, 2018 containing various allegations against senior functionaries of CBI has served 3 separate notices(under section 11 of CVC Act, 2003)on Sept 11 upon Director, CBI to produce files&documents before Commission on Sept 14, according to ANI. The ministry further said, "Various opportunities have been given to produce such records and after several adjournments, though CBI assured the Commission on 24th Sept 2018 to furnish the records within three weeks."

15:11 (IST) 24 Oct 2018
DMK Chief MK Stalin reacts on the appointment of Nageshwar Rao as CBI interim director

Several complaints were sent to CBI director against Nageshwar Rao and there are reports that the CBI director Alok Verma wanted to initiate investigations into allegations against him, says MK Stalin.

14:33 (IST) 24 Oct 2018
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13:55 (IST) 24 Oct 2018
Chowkidar removed CBI director: Rahul Gandhi

Kal raat chowkidar ne CBI ke Director ko hataya kyunki CBI Rafale pe sawal utha rahi thi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi in Rajasthan's Jhalawar

("Yesterday night chowkidaar removed CBI director because CBI questioned the Rafale deal")

13:15 (IST) 24 Oct 2018
Jaitley slams Opposition

Regarding, the charge the 3 opposition parties have made, I regard this charge as a rubbish. The fact that the 3 opposition parties are saying, that we know what the agency was going to do next, itself casts a serious doubt on the fairness process: FM Arun Jaitley

12:49 (IST) 24 Oct 2018
Subramanian Swamy slams government decision

Senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy has criticised the government decision to remove CBI director Alok Verma and senior official AK Sharma. "I am taken aback," Swamy said.

12:43 (IST) 24 Oct 2018

Watch video: Union Min Arun Jaitley says, "CVC in its yesterday's meeting said neither these 2 officers (Arun Verma and Rakesh Asthana) nor any agency under their supervision can investigate charges against them. So the officers will sit out by going on leave. It's an interim measure"

12:42 (IST) 24 Oct 2018
Jaitley justifies Govt action

The CVCs recommendation and the government's action is intended to restore the institutional integrity and credibility of CBI: FM Arun Jaitley

12:39 (IST) 24 Oct 2018
'Why govt passed order at 2 am in the morning?'

On being asked why the government passed the order 2 am in the morning, Arun Jaitley said, "It's a fast paced government, we received CVC recomedation in the evening. If the government doesn't act, you say its a slow moving government."

12:33 (IST) 24 Oct 2018
'Two topmost officers of CBI have been accused'

Director has been accused by Special Director. A Special Director has been accused by CBI. Two topmost officers of CBI have been accused. Now who will investigate it? Requirements of fairness & fair play have to be there. Government can't investigate it: FM Arun Jaitley

12:30 (IST) 24 Oct 2018
Government can't probe

Jaitley said that the government can't probe the ongoing case. The CVC is the only body which can probe it. Jaitley said that the government is only working as per the recomendations of the CVC.

12:26 (IST) 24 Oct 2018
Strange, unfortunate situation

A strange and unfortunate situation has arised. The two senior officers of the agency, special director and director are accusing each other. I am not going into merits. This remains to be something to be probed.

12:26 (IST) 24 Oct 2018
Arun Jaitley speaks on the crisis

Central Bureau of Investigation is the premier investigative agency of the country. Maintaince of its integrity is prcondition, its absolutely important. We can't afford people outside our country raise question on CBI.

12:17 (IST) 24 Oct 2018
PM's Appointment Committee decision

The prime minister-led Appointments Committee in an order Tuesday night gave charge of the Director to Joint Director M Nageshwara Rao with immediate effect, a government order said.

12:16 (IST) 24 Oct 2018
AK Bassi transferred, Tarun Gauba to probe charges against Rakesh Asthana

CBI DIG Tarun Gauba, SP Satish Dagar and Joint Director V Murugesan will probe charges against CBI Special Director Rakesh Asthana

12:15 (IST) 24 Oct 2018
Congress attacks PM Modi

What PM Narendra Modi couldn't do directly by removing the CBI director and his collegaues, he has done surreptitiously and in clandestine fashion by taking shelter behind CVC. Has CBI director been transferred because he was about to order a probe into Rafale corruption: Randeep Surjewala, Congress

12:13 (IST) 24 Oct 2018
AK Bassi transferred

AK Bassi, officer probing case against Special Director Rakesh Asthana, transferred to Port Blair in public interest: CBI order.

12:12 (IST) 24 Oct 2018
Alok Kumar Verma challenges Centre's decision

The Supreme Court will on October 26 hear the plea of CBI Director Alok Kumar Verma challenging the Centre's decision sending him on leave. A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices S K Kaul and K M Joseph considered the submission of Verma that his plea against the Centre's decision to send him on leave required urgent hearing.

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