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Interim CBI director Nageswara Rao cancels transfer orders by Alok Verma

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

Soon after assuming charge as Interim on Friday, M Nageshwar Rao cancelled all the transfer orders issued by ex-

"All transfer orders issued by ex-have been reversed by M Nageshwar Rao," CBI sources told ANI.

After being reinstated, Verma on Wednesday had withdrawn almost all transfer orders made by Rao. Around 13 CBI officers were transferred by Rao after Verma and his deputy were sent on forced leave.

Rao was first given charge as after the Centre's October 23 decision, when it had divested him of his powers along with following a bitter fight between them alleging each other's involvement in corruption.

Rao once again took charge of the office of the on Friday after Verma was posted as DG, Fire Services, Civil Defence, and Home Guards on Thursday, two days after he was reinstated as the by the

Rao, 1986-batch Odisha cadre (IPS) officer, will look after the duties of the Director, till the appointment of a new Director or until further orders, whichever is earlier.

Rao took the interim charge after Selection Committee, headed by and comprising of in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge, decided to remove Verma. of is also a member of the Committee but he was represented by Justice A K Sikri, the senior most of the

Asthana has accused Verma of accepting bribe from a Hyderabad-based being investigated by the agency.

Verma has also accused Asthana committing the same crime.

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First Published: Fri, January 11 2019. 15:55 IST