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Govt 'misused' CVC, says Cong; demands reinstating Alok Verma

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Saturday accused the of removing by "misusing" the (CVC) and demanded that a high-powered committee convene another meeting and reinstate the

Party alleged that the stood exposed after Justice (retd) A K Patnaik claimed that he had not seen the CVC recommendations against Verma and not accorded his assent.

He said the removed Verma based on special Rakesh Asthana's charges, whose plea to quash the FIR against him was dismissed by the

"Is it not strange that Rakesh Asthana, who himself is under investigation, was the basis of Verma's removal?" Singhvi told reporters here.

Taking on the government, the said the full basis for the removal of the was the CVC report.

"But the CVC can neither appoint nor remove the The office of the CVC has been compromised by the government," he alleged.

The said the Modi was trying to save itself from Rafale and other charges.

"The Congress demands that the high-powered committee be reconvened immediately and be reappointed till the panel hears him out...and the 77 days lost by him (Verma) in his fixed two-years tenure term be compensated," Singhvi added.

Former had on Friday asked the government to treat him "deemed superannuated" with immediate effect.

Refusing to take on his new assignment as Director General, Fire Services, Civil Defence and Home Guards, Verma wrote to Secretary, Department of Personnel and Training, stating the has not provided him an opportunity to explain the details as recorded by the CVC before arriving at the decision of transferring him.

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First Published: Sat, January 12 2019. 21:50 IST