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Alok Verma revokes transfer orders issued by Rao

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Hours after re-joining office after nearly two-and-half months, on Wednesday revoked most of the transfer orders issued by agency's M.

The (CBI) Director's order came a day after the reinstated him as the agency's head,

On Tuesday, the reinstated Verma as the agency chief, setting aside the (CVC) and the Centre's decision to divest him of his powers to function as its but with a caveat that he will not take any policy decision till a high-level committee goes into the issue afresh.

While reinstating Verma, the top court also junked the Centre's order appointing Rao as the

According to a senior official, Verma can still file FIRs and sign on the transfer orders as Rao also discharged these duties after being orderd by the apex court not to take any major policy decision.

On October 24, Rao, after being appointed as the interim Director, transferred transferred 13 officials, including the agency's Joint (Policy) A.K. Sharma, M.K. Sinha, Anish Prasad, K.R. Chaurasia, Tarun Gauba, of Police S.S. Gurm and Deputy Superintendents of Police and

Bassi and Sinha were investigating Verma's deputy Rakesh Asthana, who the agency has accused of corruption. The Centre had relieved Asthana too of his duties on October 23.

According to an agency source, earlier in the day, Bassi and met Verma at his office.

Verma was asked to proceed on leave on the night of October 23-24.

Verma after re-joining the office met several officials of the agency at its headquarters at south Delhi's Lodhi Road and also reviewed the progress of various high profile cases.

The judgement was culmination of a six-month-long battle between Verma and Both levelled corruption allegations against each other. In October, matters came to a when Verma lodged an FIR against Asthana on a complaint by Satish Sana Babu, the alleged middleman in meat exporter Moin Qureshi's case.



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First Published: Wed, January 09 2019. 23:28 IST