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CBI vs CBI: CVC report on Verma has very uncomplimentary findings, says SC

The top court observed during the hearing that the CVC report is 'very uncomplimentary' on some charges against Verma

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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The Supreme Court Friday said the CVC's "exhaustive" preliminary report on allegations against has concluded that some findings are "complimentary" and some "very uncomplimentary", needing further investigation by the panel.

A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi ordered that the confidential Central Vigilance Commission report be given to Verma in a sealed cover and asked him to respond to it by Monday, also in a sealed cover. It will take up the matter on Tuesday.

The bench, also comprising Justices S K Kaul and K M Joseph, said the inquiry, which was being supervised by former apex court judge Justice A K Patnaik, has given an exhaustive report on the various charges against Verma.

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"has filed an exhaustive report. The report has been categorised and is very complimentary on some charges, not so complimentary some charges and very uncomplimentary on some charges. report says some charges are required to be investigated and they need time," the bench said.

The top court said the CVC report should also be given to Attorney General K K Venugopal and Solicitor General Tushar Mehta.

The court turned down Special CBI Director Rakesh Asthana's request that the CVC report be provided to him as well. The confidentiality of the CVC report is needed to protect public confidence in CBI and sanctity of the institution, it said.

The court said it will consider the matter pertaining to decisions taken by acting CBI director M Nageswara Rao from October 23-26 on the next date of hearing.

First Published: Fri, November 16 2018. 11:57 IST