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Inquiry against CBI chief Alok Verma should be completed in 10 days: SC

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court Friday asked the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) to complete within two weeks its inquiry into allegations against CBI Director Alok Kumar Verma and barred interim director M Nageswara Rao from taking any major policy decision.

The inquiry will be conducted under the supervision of a former Supreme Court judge, the court ordered.

Hearing Verma’s plea challenging the government’s decision to divest him of his duties and send him on leave, the court sought a response from the CVC and the Centre.

The top court said that former Supreme Court judge A K Patnaik will oversee the CVC inquiry into allegations against Verma and the report has to be placed before it within two weeks, noting that the matter is of national importance and there should not be any delay.

The retired judge will supervise the CVC inquiry against Verma because of the importance of the case without casting aspersions on any constitutional or statutory authority, the apex court said.

PTI

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