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Govt terms reports of plans to appoint OSD in CBI 'absolutely false'

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The government on Monday termed "absolutely false" reports suggesting it was weighing options to appoint an OSD to look after the affairs at the to end the in the agency, and said it will take any call strictly in accordance with the decision of the

have said that the government was considering to appoint an on Special Duty of DG rank to look after the affairs of the and to place a senior IAS in a supervisory role.

In a statement, the said reports have appeared in a section of media that the government is considering the two options to end the in

"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 Hon'ble of in the pending proceedings and not before the decides the matter," it said.

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

The government said it strongly refutes "this imputations" and clarified that it has taken the step of divesting the and Special of the CBI of their powers under Section 4(2) of the Special Police Establishment Act, 1946 as an interim measure.

CBI Alok Verma, who has a feud with his deputy Rakesh Asthana, Special Director in the agency, had approached the apex court seeking stay on the Centre's order to divest him of all duties and send him on leave, contending that it was against the guidelines laid down by the top court.

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First Published: Mon, December 03 2018. 18:20 IST