CBI vs CBI LIVE Updates: The Supreme Court on Tuesday quashed the Central government’s decision to divest CBI Director Alok Verma of his power. The top court, however, restrained Verma from taking any major policy decision till the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) inquiry is over. The court also said that any further decision against Alok Verma will be taken by the high-powered committee which selects and appoints CBI Director. Prime Minister, Leader of Opposition and Chief Justice of India are the members of the committee.
The judgement was pronounced by a bench of Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi and Justices SK Kaul and KM Joseph. Gogoi was, however, not present when the judgment was pronounced.
Alok Verma’s two-year tenure as CBI Director ends on January 31. He had moved the top court contesting the government’s October decision to divest him of his power after CBI’s deputy director Rakesh Asthana accused him of graft.