High-Powered Committee Led by Prime Minister Meets Again to Decide CBI Chief Alok Verma’s Fate


New Delhi: A high-powered committee headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is meeting for the second time within 24 hours on Thursday to decide the fate of CBI Director Alok Verma, who was reinstated by a Supreme Court order after he was sent on forced leave by the government.

The panel’s meet held Wednesday had remained inconclusive, officials said, without giving further details.The CBI chief and his deputy Special Director Rakesh Asthana were sent on the forced leave over two months ago to stop the “kilkenny cat fight” between them. They had accused each other of corruption.

Verma, who resumed office on Wednesday, had revoked most of the transfers done by M Nageshwar Rao, who was appointed as the interim CBI chief in his absence, signalling that he was ready for a showdown with the Centre.

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