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CBI Director Alok Verma re-joins office

IANS  |  New Delhi 

A day after the reinstated as the (CBI) with limited powers, he resumed office on Wednesday.

Verma, who was sent on forced leave on the intervening night of October 23-24, returned to work after almost two-and-a-half months.

He left from his residence in central Delhi's Janpath area at around 10.10 a.m and reached the agency's headquarters in Lodhi Road area 25 minutes later. He was received by M. Nageswara Rao, who was appointed to look after Verma's duties and functions.

Verma, a 1979-batch of Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-and Union Territories (AGMUT) cadre, was before his appointment as on February 1, 2017. His tenure ends on January 31.

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

Disposing of a petition filed by Verma and an NGO, Common Cause, a bench of and Justices and said Verma would "cease and desist" from taking any policy decisions till the issue of denuding of his powers was decided by the (HPC) comprising the Prime Minister, of Opposition and the

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

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

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First Published: Wed, January 09 2019. 11:06 IST
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