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Former CBI chief Alok Verma resigns from service

New Delhi: Former CBI chief Alok Verma submitted his resignation from service on Friday, a day after he was removed from his post by a high powered committee.

Verma asked the government to treat him "deemed superannuated"

January 11, 2019:
  • Former CBI director Alok Verma, ousted by a high powered committee, Friday asked the government to treat him "deemed superannuated" with immediate effect
  • Reportedly, Verma said in his resignation letter that it was a moment of "collective introspection"
January 10, 2019:
  • "Also, it may be noted that the undersigned already superannuated as on July 31, 2017 and was only serving Government as Director, CBI till January 31, 2019, as the same was fixed tenure role. The undersigned is no longer Director, CBI and has already crossed the superannuation age for DG Fire Service, Civil Defence and Home Guards. Accordingly, the undersigned may be deemed as superannuated with effect from today," Verma said in his letter to Secretary, Department of Personnel and Training on Friday.
Jaunary 9, 2019:
  • Verma, a 1979-batch IPS officer from AGMUT cadre, was transferred from the position of CBI Director to Director General, Fire Service, Civil Defence and Home Guards under the home ministry on Thursday.
The move came after a high powered selection committee comprising prime minister Narendra Modi, Justice A K Sikri and leader of Congress in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge, in a split verdict decided to transfer him 21 days ahead of the completion of his tenure.

Kharge, who has opposed his appointment as the CBI director in 2017, had not sided with the other two members of high powered panel in shifting him from the agency.

The Congress leader had instead asked for extending his tenure by 77 days , the period on which he was on forced leave besides advocating that Verma should be given a chance to appear before the committee and present his case.

WIth inputs from PTI.
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