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Leader of opposition Tejashwi Prasad Yadav(Hindustan Times File Photo)

Fake cases levied against us as part of political vendetta: Tejashwi Yadav

Patna | By Asian News International
PUBLISHED ON NOV 16, 2018 07:41 PM IST
Yadav alleged that BJP is acting with political vendetta and is grossly misusing the various central agencies including Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Enforcement Directorate (ED)
CBI director Alok Kumar Verma(PTI File Photo)
CBI director Alok Kumar Verma(PTI File Photo)

CVC submits probe report on CBI’s Alok Verma to Supreme Court, next hearing on Friday

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2018 11:37 PM IST
The apex court, in its October 31 order, directed the CVC to probe corruption charges against Verma under the supervision of retired Supreme Court judge AK Patnaik, and submit its report in two weeks.
The Chief Vigilance Commission is investigating allegations against CBI chief Alok Verma (pictured).(HT File Photo)
The Chief Vigilance Commission is investigating allegations against CBI chief Alok Verma (pictured).(HT File Photo)

Alok Verma case: Vigilance probe report filed in SC, next hearing on Nov 16

By Ashok Bagriya
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2018 12:37 PM IST
The Supreme Court will take up the petition of CBI director Alok Verma challenging the government’s move to divest him of powers last month amid a feud with his deputy Rakesh Asthana .
CBI director Alok Verma explained his position during an examination by the CVC, which summoned him in connection with charges of corruption that Asthana has levelled against him.(Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)
CBI director Alok Verma explained his position during an examination by the CVC, which summoned him in connection with charges of corruption that Asthana has levelled against him.(Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)

Acted against deputy Rakesh Asthana to maintain CBI’s integrity, Alok Verma tells CVC

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rajesh Ahuja
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2018 08:57 AM IST
CBI Director Alok Verma and Rakesh Asthana, special director, were divested of their responsibilities last month after engaging in an unprecedented public feud in which they traded allegations of corruption against each other.
CBI Director Alok Verma Friday appeared before a panel headed by Central Vigilance Commissioner K V Chowdary and countered the corruption charges levelled against him by his deputy and special director in the probe agency Rakesh Asthana for the second consecutive day, officials said.(Ravi Choudhary/HT File PHOTO)
CBI Director Alok Verma Friday appeared before a panel headed by Central Vigilance Commissioner K V Chowdary and countered the corruption charges levelled against him by his deputy and special director in the probe agency Rakesh Asthana for the second consecutive day, officials said.(Ravi Choudhary/HT File PHOTO)

CBI director Alok Verma appears before CVC, counters corruption charges

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2018 12:31 PM IST
The Supreme Court had on October 26 asked the Central Vigilance Commission to complete within two weeks its inquiry into the allegations against CBI director Alok Verma levelled by Rakesh Asthana.The two weeks time limit ends on Sunday and the Supreme Court is scheduled to hear the matter on Monday.
Central Bureau of Investigation director Alok Verma has responded to CVC and rejected bribe claim(HT Photo)
Central Bureau of Investigation director Alok Verma has responded to CVC and rejected bribe claim(HT Photo)

Central Bureau of Investigation director Alok Verma responds to CVC, rejects bribe claim

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rajesh Ahuja
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2018 12:31 PM IST
CBI director Alok Verma, in his response to the CVC, has dismissed the charge that he sought or accepted a bribe of Rs 2 crore from a Hyderabad-based businessman.
This is the first formal communication between Alok Verma and CVC after he was divested of his powers.(Ravi Choudhary/HT File Photo)
This is the first formal communication between Alok Verma and CVC after he was divested of his powers.(Ravi Choudhary/HT File Photo)

CVC tells CBI’s Alok Verma to be ready for examination in corruption probe

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rajesh Ahuja
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2018 08:31 AM IST
The Central Vigilance Commission has formally told CBI director Alok Kumar Verma to prepare to be examined in connection with the complaint made by the agency’s special director Rakesh Asthana against him, a government official said.
On August 24, CBI special director Rakesh Asthana in a representation to the cabinet secretary gave 10 instances where he alleged that CBI chief Alok Verma (pictured) interfered in probes carried out by him or indulged in misconduct.(Ravi Choudhary/HT File Photo)
On August 24, CBI special director Rakesh Asthana in a representation to the cabinet secretary gave 10 instances where he alleged that CBI chief Alok Verma (pictured) interfered in probes carried out by him or indulged in misconduct.(Ravi Choudhary/HT File Photo)

We have got documents on Alok Verma, says CVC

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON OCT 31, 2018 10:39 PM IST
Central Vigilance Commissioner KV Chowdary said on Wednesday that the vigilance body received most of the documents from the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to proceed on its inquiry into allegations against Alok Verma.
The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) on Tuesday examined some CBI officials probing crucial cases which figured in special director Rakesh Asthana’s complaint of corruption against the probe agency’s chief Alok Verma, officials said.(HT/File Photo)
The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) on Tuesday examined some CBI officials probing crucial cases which figured in special director Rakesh Asthana’s complaint of corruption against the probe agency’s chief Alok Verma, officials said.(HT/File Photo)

Central Vigilance Commission examines CBI officials probing crucial cases

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2018 09:21 PM IST
The officials who recorded their statements on Tuesday include those who handled the Moin Qureshi bribery case, the IRCTC scam involving former railway minister Lalu Yadav, and the cattle smuggling case in which a senior BSF officer was caught with wands of cash in Kerala, sources said.
Asthana wrote to the CVC that he recommended Babu’s arrest in the case in September. After the registration of the FIR against Asthana, the CBI arrested Prasad.(PTI file photo)
Asthana wrote to the CVC that he recommended Babu’s arrest in the case in September. After the registration of the FIR against Asthana, the CBI arrested Prasad.(PTI file photo)

Supreme Court orders protection for businessman Sana Satish Babu who accused CBI no. 2 Rakesh Asthana of corruption

New Delhi | By Bhadra Sinha
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2018 05:25 PM IST
Sana Satish Babu has alleged that Dubai-based brothers — Manoj Prasad and Somesh Prasad — claimed that they were acting on behalf of the CBI special director Rakesh Asthana and allegedly struck a deal for Rs 5 crore to protect him (Sana) in a case that the agency registered against Moin Qureshi last year.
An outside view of the Central Bureau of Investigation headquarters, New Delhi, 2018(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
An outside view of the Central Bureau of Investigation headquarters, New Delhi, 2018(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

The ongoing controversy has put a blot on CBI’s reputation

By Shashi Shekhar
PUBLISHED ON OCT 29, 2018 11:10 AM IST
The CBI’s present troubles are a result of the naked ambitions of politically-inclined officers.
(HT File)
(HT File)

CBI probe in release of 1,300 acres land in Gurugram comes under cloud

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Hitender Rao
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2018 10:04 AM IST
Asthana’s complaint speaks about “exchange of money to ensure that the preliminary enquiry (PE) is closed and no criminal investigation is launched.”
Finance Minsiter Arun Jaitley.(Sanjeev Verma/HT file photo)
Finance Minsiter Arun Jaitley.(Sanjeev Verma/HT file photo)

CBI top boss, deputy like Caesar’s wife, must be beyond suspicion: Arun Jaitley

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2018 05:28 PM IST
Finance minister Arun Jaitley was reacting to the Supreme Court order on investigation into CBI chief Alok Verma.
M Nageshwar Rao was appointed as interim chief on Wednesday after the government divested director Alok Verma and his deputy Rakesh Asthana of duties amid corruption allegations against them.(PTI)
M Nageshwar Rao was appointed as interim chief on Wednesday after the government divested director Alok Verma and his deputy Rakesh Asthana of duties amid corruption allegations against them.(PTI)

Don’t take any major decisions: SC tells interim CBI chief Nageshwar Rao

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2018 01:34 PM IST
The court directed CBI’s interim director M Nageshwar Rao not to take any major policy decisions while the Central Vigilance Commission completed its probe into the allegations of corruption against current chief Alok Verma.
Amid the ongoing crisis at the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), the probe agency on Thursday said Alok Verma continues to remain the director of the CBI, while Rakesh Asthana will continue as special director.(HT PHOTO)
Amid the ongoing crisis at the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), the probe agency on Thursday said Alok Verma continues to remain the director of the CBI, while Rakesh Asthana will continue as special director.(HT PHOTO)

Alok Verma is still director, says CBI ahead of Supreme Court hearing

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2018 12:14 AM IST
The Centre had on Wednesday divested all responsibilities of Alok Verma and his deputy Rakesh Asthana amid an internal Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) feud. Asthana, who is being investigated on alleged corruption, was removed from all cases by Verma on Tuesday
FILE PHOTO: Alok Verma and Rakesh Asthana. The government finally decided to step into the ongoing war within the Central Bureau of Investigation by, effectively, removing the squabbling Nos. 1 and 2 of the agency from the field of play, and appointing an interim chief.(Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)
FILE PHOTO: Alok Verma and Rakesh Asthana. The government finally decided to step into the ongoing war within the Central Bureau of Investigation by, effectively, removing the squabbling Nos. 1 and 2 of the agency from the field of play, and appointing an interim chief.(Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)

CBI vs CBI: Now it is up to the Supreme Court

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2018 04:34 PM IST
The big question is whether the government has the power to remove the CBI chief. The simple answer to that question is no. The court may be open to the government’s arguments, but the law makes it clear that a CBI director can’t be removed at the government’s discretion
Union ministers Arun Jaitley addresses a press conference during a cabinet briefing, in New Delhi, October 24, 2018.(PTI)
Union ministers Arun Jaitley addresses a press conference during a cabinet briefing, in New Delhi, October 24, 2018.(PTI)

CBI chief Alok Verma did not cooperate with CVC in probe against him, says govt

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2018 04:39 PM IST
Union minister Arun Jaitley said the government’s decision to remove CBI director Alok Verma and special director Rakesh Asthana was based on the CVC’s recommendations.
The CBI headquarters in New Delhi on October 24, 2018.(PTI)
The CBI headquarters in New Delhi on October 24, 2018.(PTI)

Govt’s full statement on CBI chief Alok Verma, deputy Rakesh Asthana being divested of charge

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2018 04:01 PM IST
In its statement on the developments as CBI, the government said agency director Alok Verma did not cooperate with Central Vigilance Commission in the investigation against him.
CBI director Alok Verma(PTI/File Photo)
CBI director Alok Verma(PTI/File Photo)

CBI feud Highlights: ‘I am under oath of secrecy,’ CVC refuses to speak on CBI row

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2018 09:07 AM IST

In dramatic midnight action, the government on Wednesday divested CBI chief Alok Verma of his charge and joint director M Nageshwar Rao was asked to take over. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) took the decision past midnight as war between Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) chief Verma and special director Rakesh Asthana escalated over bribery allegations hurled at each other.Follow updates here:

CBI special director Rakesh Asthana(Arun Sharma/HT)
CBI special director Rakesh Asthana(Arun Sharma/HT)

How the CBI feud between chief Alok Verma and deputy Rakesh Asthana unfolded

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rajesh Ahuja
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2018 10:45 AM IST
Hindustan Times chronicles the key developments in the bitter saga between CBI director Alok Verma and his deputy Rakesh Asthana.
The letter, sent to the CVC on October 15, states that Verma and Sharma have asked that he be framed in a Sterling Biotech case and, on their instructions, an officer of “doubtful integrity” is visiting places in Gujarat to “dig out anything” against Asthana.(Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)
The letter, sent to the CVC on October 15, states that Verma and Sharma have asked that he be framed in a Sterling Biotech case and, on their instructions, an officer of “doubtful integrity” is visiting places in Gujarat to “dig out anything” against Asthana.(Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)

CBI chief, joint director sent officers to Gujarat to frame me, special director Rakesh Asthana told CVC

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rajesh Ahuja
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2018 06:58 AM IST
Rakesh Asthana, in a letter to CVC, states that Alok Verma and Arun Kumar Sharma have asked that he be framed in the Sterling Biotech case.
The Central Bureau of Investigation jointly serves as a national security agency and intelligence agency.(AFP Photo)
The Central Bureau of Investigation jointly serves as a national security agency and intelligence agency.(AFP Photo)

CVC should have asked reason for my removal, says ex-CBI special director RK Dutta

Hindustan Times, Rajesh Ahuja | By Rajesh Ahuja
UPDATED ON OCT 08, 2018 07:01 AM IST
In December 2016, three days before then CBI director Anil Sinha was to complete his tenure on December 2, 2016, the government shifted former CBI special director RK Dutta to a newly created post at the rank of special secretary in the Union home ministry.
The CBI had on Friday called Rakesh Asthana’s complaint against Alok Verma “frivolous and mischievous” and also an attempt to intimidate officials carrying out a probe against him.(HT File Photo)
The CBI had on Friday called Rakesh Asthana’s complaint against Alok Verma “frivolous and mischievous” and also an attempt to intimidate officials carrying out a probe against him.(HT File Photo)

CBI officer meets vigilance commissioner after special director’s complaint against agency chief

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2018 11:20 PM IST
CBI special director Rakesh Asthana had on August 24 complained to the cabinet secretary, saying agency chief Alok Verma was “unfairly targeting” him. He had alleged that Verma was interfering with the investigations he was supervising.
CBI special director Rakesh Asthana (pictured) had approached the government with a note saying the agency’s director Alok Verma was interfering in probes undertaken by him.(HT File Photo)
CBI special director Rakesh Asthana (pictured) had approached the government with a note saying the agency’s director Alok Verma was interfering in probes undertaken by him.(HT File Photo)

Conflicting views on Gujarat case behind ugly CBI infighting?

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rajesh Ahuja
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2018 01:13 PM IST
The country’s top federal investigation agency, the CBI on Friday took the unprecedented measure of issuing a statement saying it is probing the role of its own special director Rakesh Asthana, the senior-most officer after the chief Alok Verma, “in at least half a dozen cases”.
The CVC has said disciplinary action against corrupt government employees can be taken along with court cases.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The CVC has said disciplinary action against corrupt government employees can be taken along with court cases.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Disciplinary action against corrupt govt employees can be taken along with court cases: CVC

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON SEP 03, 2018 03:31 PM IST
The CVC while examining some disciplinary cases has noticed that simultaneous action of prosecution and initiation of departmental proceedings are unduly delayed by departments/organisations by keeping them in abeyance on the ground that the matter is under trial in court.
A view of Supreme Court building in New Delhi, India.(HT File Photo)
A view of Supreme Court building in New Delhi, India.(HT File Photo)

Supreme Court refuses to quash appointment of central vigilance commissioner

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2018 08:30 PM IST
The apex court said it cannot interfere into the appointments of Chowdary and Bhasin as no grounds have been made to quash their appointments.
A view of the Parliament House in New Delhi.(Pradeep Gaur/ Mint)
A view of the Parliament House in New Delhi.(Pradeep Gaur/ Mint)

Parliament panel asks defence ministry for classified report of CVC on arms purchased during Kargil war

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2018 09:37 PM IST
The terms of reference of the CVC report was to examine all major defence contracts entered into after 1989, worth more than Rs 75 crore.
A man leaves an automated teller machine (ATM) facility of Punjab National Bank (PNB) in New Delhi on February 27, 2018.(REUTERS)
A man leaves an automated teller machine (ATM) facility of Punjab National Bank (PNB) in New Delhi on February 27, 2018.(REUTERS)

RBI did not do proper auditing: CVC on PNB fraud case

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON APR 03, 2018 05:14 PM IST
In the wake of the PNB fraud case, Central Vigilance Commissioner K V Chowdary stressed the need to put into place a more robust auditing system.
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