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CBI Director Alok Verma meets CVC, presents his side

IANS  |  New Delhi 

on Thursday appeared before the Chief (CVC) K.V. Chowdhary and presented his side over the allegations of bribery raised against him by agency's Special

According to the officials, Verma reached the headquarters in south Delhi's INA Market area around 1 p.m. and stayed there for over an hour.

According to sources, besides Chowdhary, the (CBI) also met

The officials said that the Commission had recently examined some of the CBI officials who were part of the team probing crucial cases that figured in Asthana's complaint against Verma.

On Tuesday, Verma had refuted all allegations of corruption against him and said that his actions were in the interest of the probe against Asthana.

In his reply to the CVC, Verma has responded to all the eight allegations levelled against him by Asthana.

On August 24, Asthana in his complaint to the had alleged that Satish Babu Sana, an accused in a had paid a bribe of Rs 2 crore to Verma.

On October 24, in a dramatic midnight action, Verma was divested of his powers.

On October 26, the directed the CVC to complete its inquiry into the allegations against Verma, who has challenged the government's decision divesting him of his duties and sending him on leave, and appointed one agency's former judges, Justice to supervise the probe, to be concluded in two weeks' time.

The war in the country's investigating agency came to the fore after lodging of an FIR against Asthana and others on the statement of Hyderabad-based Sana.

The CBI had on October 15 registered a case against Asthana for allegedly receiving a bribe of Rs 2 crore from Sana which was given through two middlemen and to sabotage the probe against meat exporter



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First Published: Thu, November 08 2018. 17:56 IST