CBI chief Alok Varma removed on Serious Charges
GUWAHATI: A high-level selection panel headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi which also includes Congress stalwart Mallikarjun Kharge and Justice AK Sikri (nominated by CJI Ranjan Gogoi) decided to remove incumbent Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) director Alok Varma.
Alok Varma has been removed on charges of corruption and dereliction of duty. The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) report had eight charges against Alok Varma. The CVC in its inquiry report recommended a criminal probe against the ousted director in a case.
He will be posted as director general, fire and services, civil defence & home guards till his term ends on January 31, 2019.
According to a letter issued by the government until a new director is appointed, M Nageshwar Rao will be the director of CBI.
Earlier, Varma was reinstated by the Supreme Court of India after his removal by the central government.