The affidavit, filed through special public prosecutor Rajdipa Behura, was in reply to a public interest litigation (PIL) by Sarthak Chaturvedi, an advocate, who has sought a probe by a special investigation team into alleged phone tapping of NSA Doval.
The CBI chief’s post has been lying vacant since January 10 after the unceremonious exit of Alok Verma, who had been engaged in a bitter fight with Gujarat-cadre IPS officer Rakesh Asthana over corruption charges.
Verma had contended that he had crossed the superannuation age for DG Fire Services, Civil Defence and Home Guards and he wanted to be treated as having superannuated from the day he was moved out of the CBI.
The ousted CBI chief, in his letter to DoPT, said "Natural justice was scuttled and the entire process was turned upside down in ensuring that the undersigned is removed from the post of the Director CBI."
The Centre on Thursday appointed Delhi Police Commissioner Alok Verma as the new CBI Director. Hours later, the Congress called it a “wrong selection”. Leader of the Congress in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge, who is a part of the three-member selection committee along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Justice of India J S Khehar, […]