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Alok Verma resigns, says it's a moment of 'collective introspection'

Press Trust of India/New Delhi 11 Jan 19 | 03:20 PM

Former CBI chief Alok Verma submitted his resignation from service on Friday, a day after he was removed from his post by a high powered committee.

Verma said in his resignation letter, accessed by PTI, that it was a moment of "collective introspection".

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"Also, it may be noted that the undersigned already superannuated as on January 31, 2017 and was only serving Government as Director, CBI till January 31, 2019, as the same was fixed tenure role. The undersigned is no longer Director, CBI and has already crossed the superannuation age for DG Fire Service, Civil Defence and Home Guards. Accordingly, the undersigned may be deemed as superannuated with effect from today," Verma said in his letter to Secretary, Department of Personnel and Training Friday.

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Verma, a 1979-batch IPS officer from AGMUT cadre, was transferred from the position of CBI Director to Director General, Fire Service, Civil Defence and Home Guards under the home ministry Thursday.

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The move came after a high powered selection committee comprising Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Justice A K Sikri and leader of Congress in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge, in a split verdict, decided to transfer him 21 days ahead of the completion of his tenure.


Jan 19: Verma appointed CBI chief

Oct 22: CBI names Asthana spl director

July 12: While Verma was abroad, CVC calls a meeting to discuss promotions. CBI says Asthana has no mandate to represent Verma

Aug 24: Asthana complains to cabinet secretary, alleging misconduct by Verma. Matter referred to CVC

Sep 21: CBI tells CVC Asthana facing probe in 6 cases

Oct 15: CBI lodges FIR, levelling bribery allegations against Asthana, Deputy Superintendent of Police Devender Kumar, Dubai-based investment banker Manoj Prasad and his brother Somesh Prasad

Oct 16: CBI arrests Manoj 

Oct 20: CBI raids Kumar's residence and office, claims to have seized phones, iPads

Oct 22: CBI arrests Kumar alleging he “fabricated the statement" of businessman Sathish Sana, facing probe in Moin Qureshi’s case

Oct 23: Kumar moves HC seeking quashing of FIR 

Oct 29: HC orders CBI to maintain status quo on proceedings against Asthana

Nov 1: CBI tells HC the FIR on bribery against Asthana shows cognisable offences

Nov 28: HC allows Verma & Joint Director A K Sharma to inspect the CVC's case file relating to Asthana’s FIR 

Dec 7: Asthana claims in court that prior govt nod was needed for lodging FIR against him and Kumar, a submission vehemently denied by his senior

Dec 11: HC seeks CBI's response on plea by Sana, a complainant in the FIR, seeking to be heard in the matter - 

Dec 20: HC reserves its verdict on pleas of Asthana and others seeking quashing of FIR against them


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