IPS officers Satish Verma and Rajnish Rai, who took on the former Narendra Modi-led Gujarat government have been appointed as chief vigilance officers (CVO) and posted to Meghalaya and Jharkhand, respectively, on central deputation.
They had applied for central deputation in the previous Congress-led UPA government last year. However, their applications were cleared by the state government only last month. The order was passed by the Department of Personnel and Training on Friday.
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet approved the appointment of Satish Chandra Verma as CVO in North-Eastern Electric Power Corporation Limited (NEEPCO), Shillong, under the administrative control of Ministry of Power. Whereas, Rai has been appointed CVO in Uranium Corporation of India Limited (UCIL), Jaduguda (Jharkhand), under the administrative control of Department of Atomic Energy .
As a supervisory officer of CID (Crime) in Sohrabuddin Sheikh encounter case, Rai had arrested IPS officers D G Vanzara, Rajkumar Pandian and Dinesh M N of Rajasthan cadre in 2007, leading to a revelation of several other similar encounter cases.
Verma had busted the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case and assisted the CBI probe in which seven policemen, including suspended additional director general of police P P Pandey, IPS officer (retired) D G Vanzara, G L Singhal and four officers of IB were chargesheeted.
Both the officers are fighting cases before the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) alleging “victimisation”.