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Swamy asks PM to not remove CBI Director on basis of CVC report

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

BJP lawmaker Thursday said cannot be removed merely on the basis of a CVC report, without the government hearing him.

He asked the to not to listen to "bogus legal brains" in the government who had given wrong advice and landed the government in such a situation.

Swamy came to the probe agency's headquarters to meet Verma, who resumed his duties Wednesday. He told reporters that the CVC (Central Vigilance Commission) report was based on the version of another who gave a "false report".

"It has to be investigated. I dont think it can be done (Verma can be removed). If Verma is removed problem will get only worse not better. I would like the to take steps to see that this episode becomes history," Swamy said.

Swamy, however, said he was not at the probe agency's office regarding this issue.

Verma returned to his office after a 77-day exile following the setting aside a controversial government order divesting him of all powers, amidst unprecedented public spat with Special Rakesh Asthana, who was booked by the agency under corruption charges.

Verma and Asthana were sent on forced leave by the government, through two separate orders issued on October 23, 2018 late evening.

In its order Tuesday, the set aside Verma's forced leave but restrained him from taking any major policy decision till the CVC probe into corruption charges against him is over.

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First Published: Thu, January 10 2019. 16:10 IST