National Politics

IPS officer Rishi Kumar Shukla is new CBI Director

Senior IPS officer Rishi Kumar Shukla was on Saturday appointed the new Director of the country’s premier investigating agency CBI, three days after he was removed as Madhya Pradesh’s Director General of Police.   The immediate task of the 59-year-old officer would be to restore the credibility of the agency, which grabbed headlines for all Read More…

National Supreme Court

CJI recused himself from hearing CBI Interim Director Rao appointment

Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi has recused himself from hearing a plea challenging M Nageswara Rao’s appointment as interim director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).   He has said that the petition should be heard by a court number 2 presided by justice AK Sikri.   Seeking transparency in the process of short-listing, selection Read More…

National Politics Supreme Court

What made Justice Sikri taken back his consent for Commonwealth Secretariat Arbitral Tribunal,

Justice Sikri, 65, has now turned down the post of president/member of the London-based Commonwealth Secretariat Arbitral Tribunal, the arbiter of disputes among 53 countries in the Commonwealth.   He was to take up the job after his retirement on March 6. Sources say Justice Sikri told the centre he had decided to withdraw his Read More…

Legal National Opinion Politics

Nageshwar Rao as interim CBI director not got Committee approval : Mallikarjun Kharge

Two days after Alok Kumar Verma was removed from the post of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Director, two top judges related to the investigation against Verma have reportedly given contrary views.   Serving Supreme Court judge Justice AK Sikri, representative of the Chief Justice of India in high power selection panel, reportedly claimed there Read More…

Legal National Politics

Alok Verma refuse to take Modi government order but resigns

Alok Verma, the first CBI director to be removed by a PM-led panel, refused to take up his next assignment and resigned from service on Friday.   Verma, who was not allowed to represent before the three-member committee, said “natural justice was scuttled and the entire process was turned upside down in ensuring that the Read More…

High Court National Politics

Modi government handpicked CBI Additional Director suffered a major setback

Center Modi government handpicked CBI Additional Director Rakesh Asthana suffered a major setback on Friday as the Delhi High Court refused to quash an FIR against him on bribery allegations while setting a 10-week deadline to complete investigations.   The high court order also rejected his contention that the FIR was registered because of “mala Read More…

Politics

CBI Director Alok Verma shunted to fire services, Congress allege Rafale Scam fear hit Modi hard

Alok Verma was Thursday removed unceremoniously as the CBI director after a panel led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi found that he had not been functioning with integrity expected of him.   Verma, whose fixed tenure of two years was to end on January 31, is the first chief in the 55-years of the CBI’s Read More…

Politics

After 77 days CBI Director Alok Verma revokes transfers done in his absence

Alok verma is 1979-batch AGMUT cadre IPS officer, Verma arrived the headquarters at around 10.40 am Wednesday, a day after the Supreme Court set aside a controversial government order divesting him of all powers, amidst unprecedented public spat with Special Director Rakesh Asthana, who was booked by the agency under corruption charges.   Returning to Read More…

National Politics Supreme Court

CBI Director Alok Kumar Verma’s reinstated but with condition clauses

  The Supreme Court on Tuesday pronounced its verdict on CBI Director Alok Kumar Verma’s plea against the Centre’s decision to divest him of powers and sending him on leave. SC has quashed both CVC and DoPT’s order. Verma has sought quashing of three orders of October 23, 2018 one by the Central Vigilance Commission Read More…