Alok Verma Quits IPS a Day After Being Shunted From CBI

Alok Verma Quits IPS a Day After Being Shunted From CBI

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Former CBI director Alok Verma on Friday, 11 January, resigned from the IPS after refusing to take over as DG Fire Service, Civil Defence and Home Guard, a post to which he was transferred by the High Powered Selection Committee on Thursday.

Verma, who was ousted by a high-powered committee, asked the government to treat him "deemed superannuated" with immediate effect.

The Former CBI Director wrote a letter to the secretary of Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) on Friday saying that the Selection Committee has not provided him an "opportunity to explain the details as recorded by the CVC before arriving at the decision."

"Natural justice was scuttled and the entire process was turned upside down in ensuring that the undersigned (Alok Verma) is removed from the post of the Director CBI," he said.

Meanwhile, The Delhi High Court dismissed the pleas filed by Special Director Rakesh Asthana and DySP Devender Kumar’s seeking quashing of FIRs filed against them.

The CBI had been asked to conclude the investigation against Asthana and Devendra Kumar within 10 weeks.

“No doubt, registration of an FIR against a public servant will be a cause of great concern and stress for the public servant. Charges under the FIR are a matter of investigation. It is important that law presumes a person is innocent until proven guilty,” the court said.

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