The assertion assumes significance as the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led panel had on January 10 removed CBI Director Alok Verma from the post considering a probe report by the Central Vigilance Commission among other facts.
Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi said the CVC has not acted in the Rafale case but has taken action in the Verma case. Verma was sent on forced leave in October last year on the recommendation of the CVC. He was removed from the CBI on Thursday.
Two days ago, when it set aside the October 23, 2018 orders of the CVC and the government divesting Verma of his powers and functions pending inquiry, the Chief Justice of India-led bench had made it clear that the issue of his divestment was “still open”.
A total of 1,662 corruption complaints were received against Food and Consumer Affairs Ministry, 1,317 against those in insurance, 1,313 against labour department officials and 856 against those with department of telecommunications.
TMC MP Kunal Ghosh sent his petition on June 7, alleging that a section of officers, including Rajiv Kumar, the then head of the state government-appointed special investigation team (SIT) and at present the Kolkata Police commissioner, had tampered with evidence.
Suspicious transactions report is a transaction of Rs 10 lakh and above believed to be proceeds of crimes including that from black money. The main idea behind this exercise is to check the flow of proceeds through corrupt means and block all channels of routing black money through the banking system, officials said.