CBI vs CBI Highlights: Supreme Court adjourns hearing to November 29 over alleged leaks

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New Delhi | Updated:Nov 20, 2018 12:58:19 pm

CBI vs CBI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday adjourned the hearing in the ongoing infighting in CBI involving its Director Alok Kumar Varma and his deputy Rakesh Asthana to November 29.

CBI vs CBI Live UpdatesCBI vs CBI: SC adjourns hearing to November 29 over alleged leaks of secret documents

CBI vs CBI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday adjourned the hearing in the ongoing infighting in CBI involving its Director Alok Kumar Varma and his deputy Rakesh Asthana to November 29. Angry over alleged leaks of secret documents, CJI Ranjan Gogoi said, “For reasons which the Court is not inclined to record, the hearing has been deferred. We don’t think anyone of you deserves a hearing.”

The court was miffed over leak of Verma’s confidential response filed on Monday with its secretary general. On Monday, the Supreme Court had refused to grant more time to Verma to file his response on the findings of the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) and directed his lawyer Gopal Sankaranarayanan him to submit the reply as quickly as possible. The CVC had submitted its report to the court last week in a sealed cover.

Reacting to the development, senior advocate and Verma’s counsel FS Nariman expresses shock over leak of CBI director’s response. CJI Ranjan Gogoi also handed over a media report to Fali Nariman which has contents of response of Alok Verma which was supposed to be in sealed cover.

The crisis at the CBI began when Verma and Deputy Director Rakesh Asthana accused each of corruption. Subsequently, the government issued an order to send Verma and Asthana on leave and appointed M Nageshwar Rao as the interim chief. The matter reached the threshold of Supreme Court when Verma challenged the government’s move to divest him of powers. The action was initiation on a recommendation made by the CVC.

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CBI vs CBI: Supreme Court defers hearing to November 29

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    10:45 (IST)20 Nov 2018
    Supreme Court adjourns matter to November 29

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday adjourned the matter to November 29. The court was miffed over leak of CBI Director Alok Verma's confidential response filed on Monday with its secretary general. Senior advocate and Alok Verma's counsel F S Nariman expresses shock over leak of CBI director's response.

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    09:35 (IST)20 Nov 2018
    Interim CBI Director Nageswar Rao files report in SC

    Last week, interim CBI Director M Nageswar Rao had filed a sealed-cover report in Supreme Court. He had apprised the top court about the decisions taken by him since October 23. The court had directed Rao to apprise it about the decisions taken by him since his appointment.

    08:56 (IST)20 Nov 2018
    Congress slams Modi government over Sinha's submission

    The Congress has expressed alarm over the assertions made by Sinha with its spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala saying democracy was in peril and Constitution in danger. He said, "Deeply shocking revelations have surfaced in public domain, which puts a question mark on Prime Minister Modi, functioning of PMO, allegations of bribery against Minister and NSA helping the accused and CVC being named in these murky dealings."

    08:39 (IST)20 Nov 2018
    CBI officer probing case against Asthana moves SC

    Senior CBI official MK Sinha on Monday moved Supreme Court alleging that NSA Ajit Doval and Central Vigilance Commissioner KV Chaudhary had interfered into the investigation against Rakesh Asthana. In his application, Singh sought quashing of his transfer order to Nagpur issued on October 23. Sinha was probing the Asthana case before being shunted out.

    08:19 (IST)20 Nov 2018
    CVC inquiry conducted under retired SC judge

    Pursuant to the Supreme Court's last month order, the CVC’s inquiry against CBI Director Alok Verma was conducted under the supervision of retired SC judge Justice AK Patnaik. The report was filed in the top court on November 12.

    08:18 (IST)20 Nov 2018
    CVC inquiry conducted under retired SC judge

    Pursuant to the Supreme Court's last month order, the CVC’s inquiry against CBI Director Alok Verma was conducted under the supervision of retired SC judge Justice AK Patnaik. The report was filed in the top court on November 12.

    08:09 (IST)20 Nov 2018
    CBI vs CBI: No clean chit to Alok Verma

    Last week, the Supreme Court did not give a clean chit in the CVC report on corruption charges against Verma. Chief Justice Gogoi had observed that CVC report is a mixed bag and exhaustive, adding that further inquiry is required into some charges as per the CVC report. The CJI then told Verma to respond to the report in a sealed cover by November 19 (Monday).

    07:57 (IST)20 Nov 2018
    Alok Verma replies to SC on CVC report

    Exiled CBI Director Alok Verma on Monday filed his response to the Supreme Court on a probe report submitted by the CVC. The CVC had on November 12 submitted to the Supreme Court its probe report on a preliminary inquiry into allegations against Verma by his deputy Rakesh Asthana. The report was submitted before the bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul.

    Meanwhile, the Congress has once again attacked the government and Prime Minister Narendra Modi after senior CBI official MK Sinha told the Supreme Court that NSA Ajit Doval and Central Vigilance Commissioner KV Chaudhary had interfered into the probe against Rakesh Asthana who is facing bribery charges. The party said that Sinha's assertions was very shocking and puts a question mark on Prime Minister Modi and functioning of PMO. Party spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala urged the top court to order a separate probe into the allegations made against Doval and Chaudhary. He also said that the Congress party will raise the issue in Parliament when it meets next month.
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