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Alok Verma shunted out as CBI chief

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

was shunted out as the after a marathon meeting of high-powered selection committee led by Thursday, officials said.

Verma, a 1979-batch AGMUT cadre IPS officer, has been removed from the high-profile post on the charges of corruption and dereliction of duty making him the in the history of the agency to face such action, they said.

He is likely to be moved to the National Human Rights Commission, they said.

There were eight counts of charges against him in the CVC report presented before the Committee also comprising of in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge and Justice A K Sikri, appointed by Chief Justice of Ranjan Gogoi as his nominee.

The decision for the removal was taken by a majority with Kharge opposing the move, they said.

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First Published: Thu, January 10 2019. 19:50 IST
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