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Reinstated CBI Chief Alok Verma Revokes Nageshwar Rao's Transfer Orders

The order revokes the transfers with immediate effect.

New Delhi: Hours after resuming office, reinstated CBI Director Alok Verma on Wednesday proceeded to revoke most of the transfer orders issued by the then acting Director in-charge, M. Nageshwar Rao with immediate effect

The selection committee panel comprising Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Justice A.K. Sikri and the leader of the opposition in Lok Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge met on Wednesday evening to discuss the case of reinstated CBI Director Alok Verma, but the meeting was inconclusive.

The committee will meet again soon, the officials said without giving further details, reported PTI.

Three months after Verma was sent on forced leave by the central government following a spat with special director Rakesh Asthana, the Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that Alok Verma should be reinstated as director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

Scan of the revocation order.

Verma had challenged the Narendra Modi government’s decision to divest him of his duties and send him on leave on October 23. An NGO, Common Cause, also filed a petition against the government’s move, and the court bunched the two together.

The top court, however, restrained Verma from taking any major policy decision till the necessary selection committee has disposed off his case.

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