The Supreme Court today said CBI Director Alok Verma should be given the CVC report on the allegations against him in a sealed cover to maintain the sanctity of CBI in public. The top court asked him to file his response by November 19. It will take up the matter a day later. (See : CBI V CBI)
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.
The apex court noticed during the hearing that the CVC has filed an exhaustive report. The report has been categorised and is very complimentary on some charges, not so complimentary on some charges and very uncomplimentary on some charges against CBI Director Alok Verma. The bench said a further probe was needed on some aspects and they need time.
The top court did not fulfill Special CBI Director Rakesh Asthana’s request that the CVC report be provided to him as well. Asthana has also moved the apex court with a separate petition in the matter and has sought removal of Verma from the post of CBI Director.