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Government cannot remove Alok Verma without hearing him: Swamy

IANS  |  New Delhi 

BJP MP on Thursday said the cannot remove Director on the basis of the (CVC) report without hearing him and felt if he is removed the problem would only "get worse, not better".

"They cannot remove Verma on the basis of the CVC report without hearing him," he told reporters outside the (CBI) headquarters after meeting Verma.

He was replying to a question about what would be the outcome of the high-level committee comprising the Narendra Modi, CJI nominee Justice and of the single largest party in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjuna Kharge, which is slated to meet again later in the day to decide Verma's fate.

"CVC's report based on what... on another (Rakesh Asthana) who gave a false report... so it has to be investigated and I think it cannot be done," he said.

He said that if Verma is removed then "the problem will only get worse not better".

"And I would like the to take steps that this step becomes history and not to listen to bogus legal brains in his who have given wrong advice and landed us in this kind of situation. That's why the has to teach us the law," he added.

His remarks came a day after the met at the residence of on Wednesday evening to decide Verma's fate.

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 head but with a caveat that he will not take any policy decision till a high-level committee goes into the issue afresh within a week.

Verma rejoined the office almost two-and-a-half-months after he was divested of his powers on the intervening night of October 23-24. Verma revoked most of the transfer orders issued by agency's interim chief,

Earlier, Swamy met Verma to request him to speed up the probe in the Rs 3,500 crore Maxis deal case.

The and the ED are investigating how Karti Chidambaram allegedly managed to get clearance from the (FIPB) in the Maxis deal when his father P Chidambaram was the in 2006.

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First Published: Thu, January 10 2019. 14:10 IST
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