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High-powered panel on CBI chief meets

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The selection committee on the chief met on Wednesday evening to discuss the government's move to divest Verma of his powers, functions and duties including supervisory role in the wake of a complaint by the Special Director,

The meeting, held in the wake of judgement, was attended by Narendra Modi, of the in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge and Justice who represented of

Sources said that the handed over files related to Verma to the committee at Wednesday's meeting. They said another meeting of the committee is expected to take place on Thursday.

Kharge had earlier asked the to defer the meeting since he hadn't studied the Supreme Court's order due to his presence in Parliament.

He had asked for the meeting to be held on January 11.

Gogoi, sources said, stayed away from the meeting as he authored the judgement by which Verma was on Tuesday reinstated as and his powers were restored albeit with a rider that he would "cease and desist" from taking any "major policy" decisions and only attend routine functions.

The top court while overturning the CVC and Central government's October 23 decision divesting Verma of his power to function as had said that the issue of divesting Verma of powers and functions may be considered by the committee under Section 4A(1) of the Special Police Establishment Act.

The court had said that Verma's case be considered by the committee within a week's time from its judgment on Tuesday.

Section 4A(1) of the Special Police Establishment Act says the Central shall appoint the on the recommendation of the committee consisting of the Prime Minister, of Opposition in Lok Sabha or that of single largest opposition party and the of or of the nominated by him (CJI).

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First Published: Wed, January 09 2019. 22:40 IST
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