CBI Director Alok Verma on Thursday appeared before the Chief Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) K.V. Chowdhary and presented his side over the allegations of bribery raised against him by agency's Special Director Rakesh Asthana.
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 October 24, in a dramatic midnight action, Verma was divested of his powers.
On October 26, the Supreme Court 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 A.K. Patnaik to supervise the probe, to be concluded in two weeks' time.
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 Manoj Prasad and Somesh Prasad to sabotage the probe against meat exporter Moin Qureshi.
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