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Govt refutes reports of interim appointments in CBI

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The Centre on Monday rejected a media report that new appointments were made in the amidst the alleged ongoing "policy paralysis" and asserted that action would be taken only after the pronounces its verdict in the matter.

The statement, issued by the Ministry of Personnel, came following a report in a section of media claiming the government was considering two different options to end the alleged in the

It was reported that the government may appoint an on Special Duty (OSD) of General rank to look after the affairs of the or may place a senior in a supervisory role.

"The government of strongly refutes this imputation. It is clarified that the government has taken the step of divesting the present (Alok Verma) and Special (Rakesh Asthana) of the of their powers under section 4(2) of the Special Police Establishment Act, 1946 as an interim measure," it said.

It was also asserted that the matter is sub judice before the and any action that is to be taken will be strictly in accordance with the decision of the apex court in the pending proceedings and not before the court decides the matter.

"What is stated in the reports is absolutely false," said the statement.

A bench headed by on November 29 heard arguments in the case challenging the validity of CBI Director Alok Verma's ouster.



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First Published: Mon, December 03 2018. 21:54 IST