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Govt refutes reports of new appointments amid CBI 'policy paralysis'

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

The Government of on Monday issued a statement denying that new appointments were made in the (CBI) amidst the alleged ongoing "policy paralysis". It further asserted that action will be taken only after the pronounces its verdict in the matter.

The statement from the Centre came following claiming that the government was considering two different options to end the alleged in the CBI. It was reported that the government may appoint an on Special Duty (OSD) of General rank to look after the affairs of the CBI or may place a senior IAS in a supervisory role.

Denying the reports, the Centre said in its official statement: "The Government of strongly refutes this imputation. It is clarified that the government has taken the step of divesting the and Special of the CBI of their powers under section 4 (2) of the Special Police Establishment Act, 1946 as an interim measure."

It was also asserted that since the matter is sub judice before the Supreme Court, any action that is to be taken will be strictly in accordance with the decision of the apex court in the pending proceeding and not before the court decides the matter.

A bench headed by of (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi and comprising Justices and KM Joseph on November 29 heard arguments in the case challenging the validity of CBI Director Alok Verma's ouster.

The court will hear the matter next on December 5.

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First Published: Mon, December 03 2018. 18:05 IST
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