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CBI vs CBI: The unprecedented tussle between CBI Director Alok Verma and Special director Rakesh Awasthi has reached the Narendra Modi government, which in a late night move stripped the top officers of their powers, giving interim charge of the agency to IPS officer M Nageshwar Rao. The infighting in the CBI, however, is yet to come to a conclusion, with allegations and counter-allegations by the No 1 and No 2 of the CBI. Questions have also been raised against the government by the CBI director himself. Files of important cases pending, has India's premier investigation agency come to an impasse? Here's our complete reportage of the ongoing crisis in India's premier investigation agency.


CBI bribery case: Why bigger accused roaming free, says Delhi court after clean chit to Rakesh Asthana

February 13, 2020 1:43 am

The CBI gave a clean chit to Rakesh Asthana and DSP Devender Kumar in a bribery and extortion case on Tuesday.

Rakesh Asthana case: HC asks CBI Director to be present in court on Feb 10 if probe not complete

January 08, 2020 4:07 pm

The court passed the order while hearing the CBI's plea seeking further extension of time to complete the probe.

Shunted out, Rakesh Asthana set to get a clean chit in CBI's probe

October 04, 2019 10:19 am

The CBI investigating officer of the case has prepared a report exonerating Asthana in the case and submitted to his superiors, sources have told The Indian Express.

Mallikarjun Kharge's dissent in CBI chief appointment coloured by his political views: Arun Jaitley

February 03, 2019 1:47 pm

Attacking Mallikarjun Kharge for using "the weapon of dissent excessively and not objectively," Arun Jaitley accused him of making the CBI chief's appointment a "political battle."

Government rubs it in, tells Alok Verma to join work for a day today

January 31, 2019 7:31 am

In a letter sent to Verma Wednesday, MHA said: “You are directed to join the post of DG, Fire Services, Civil Defence & Home Guards immediately”.

After CJI Gogoi, Justice Sikri pulls out of interim CBI chief's case

January 24, 2019 4:10 pm

The case was allotted to Justice AK Sikri after CJI Ranjan Gogoi withdrew from it as he had to attend the high-powered selection committee to select the new CBI chief today.

PM Modi-led committee expected to name new CBI chief today

January 24, 2019 11:35 am

Alok Verma, the first CBI chief to be removed in the history of the agency, was ousted barely 48 hours after the Supreme Court reinstated him. Mallikarjun Kharge was the one dissenter in the 2:1 result of the panel.

CJI decides not to hear plea challenging interim CBI chief appointment

January 22, 2019 6:54 am

The meeting of the committee to select a replacement for Alok Verma, who was removed as CBI Director on January 10, is scheduled for January 24.

CJI Gogoi recuses himself from hearing plea challenging interim CBI chief Rao's appointment

January 21, 2019 11:49 am

The CJI cited that he is a part of the High-Level Committee that meets on January 24 to appoint the new CBI chief. Rao's hearing is scheduled for the same day.

After Alok Verma, his rival Rakesh Asthana is moved out of CBI

January 18, 2019 3:40 pm

Along with Asthana — once considered the favourite to lead the agency — the government also moved two officers considered close to Alok Verma.


CJI Gogoi withdraws from hearing plea

June 22, 2020 6:05 pm

CJI Ranjan Gogoi recused himself from hearing the petition challenging the appointment of M Nageshwar Rao as the interim chief of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), saying he is a part of the committee to choose the agency's new chief.