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Alok Verma resigns from service

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

resigned from service on Friday, a day after he was shunted out as and appointed as DG Fire Services.

The 1979 batch IPS office sent his resignation to after refusing to take charge of the post assigned to him, saying: "Natural justice was scuttled and the entire process was turned upside down in ensuring that the undersigned is removed from the post of the "

The decision to remove was taken on Thursday by the Selection Committee, headed by and comprising of in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge. of is also a member of the Committee but at today's meeting, he was represented by Justice A K Sikri, the senior most of the

The committee was of the view that being the of a very sensitive organisation, was "not functioning with the integrity expected of him," according to sources.

Verma was posted as DG, Fire Services, Civil Defence, and Home Guards, two days after he was reinstated as the by the His reinstatement had come about two-and-a-half months after being divested of his powers and sent on leave by the

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First Published: Fri, January 11 2019. 15:50 IST