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CBI vs CBI case: SC commences hearing on Alok Verma's plea

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The on Thursday commenced hearing on Kumar Verma's plea against government's decision to divest him of duties and send him on leave.

Fali S Nariman, appearing for Verma, is advancing arguments before a bench comprising and Justices S K Kaul and K M Joseph which had on November 20 expressed deep anguish over the purported leak of the director's response to the CVC's findings against him.

The bench was also irked over the publication of allegations levelled by agency's DIG in his separate plea.

At the outset, Nariman said the court cannot prohibit publication of the content of the petition as Article 19 of the Constitution is paramount and added, "If I file something tomorrow in the Registry then it can be published."

He also referred to the apex court's 2012 judgement in a case on the issue.

He added that if the apex court later prohibits then the matter cannot be published.

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First Published: Thu, November 29 2018. 12:45 IST