No clean chit, given by the Chief Vigilance Commission (CVC) to CBI Director Alok Verma, as the CVC gets more time from the Supreme Court to probe the case further on 16 November.
The apex court has also said Verma should be given the CVC report on the allegations against him in a sealed cover and asked him to file his response by Monday.
Verma had filed a plea challenging the government’s order divesting him of his duties and sending him on leave in view of allegations of corruption against him.
The top court had adjourned the hearing on Monday, 12 November, after the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) delayed to submit their inquiry report on Verma. The report was submitted in a sealed cover on Monday morning to the three-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi.
No Decision on Matter Today
The Supreme Court on 16 November took no decision on the Alok Verma case, handing over the report filed by the CVC in the matter to Verma’s lawyer. Verma is expected to filed a counter-report on Monday, and the matter has now been posted to Tuesday.
The CJI, while hearing the case, commented that the CVC’s report was “mixed”, adding that a further probe would be required with respect to some of the allegations against Verma.
Meanwhile, Advocate Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for CBI Special Director Rakesh Asthana, appealed for the CVC report to be made public. The CJI declined Rohatgi’s request, reported .
A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said the Central Vigilance Commission report should also be given to Attorney General K K Venugopal and Solicitor General Tushar Mehta.>