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PM Modi-led panel scheduled to meet tonight to decide on CBI Director Alok Verma

The meeting is scheduled to be held at the prime minister's residence at Lok Kalyan Marg, they said.

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New Delhi Published on: January 09, 2019 15:48 IST
PM Narendra Modi

PM Narendra Modi

A selection committee headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to meet on Wednesday night to decide on the fate of CBI Director Alok Verma, reinstated by a Supreme Court order after he was sent on forced leave by the government, PTI reported quoting officials.

The meeting is scheduled to be held at the prime minister's residence at Lok Kalyan Marg, they said.

The apex court had Tuesday reinstated Verma as the CBI director. It quashed the government's unprecedented "overnight" order over two months ago, stripping him of his powers and sending him on leave after he and his deputy Rakesh Asthana traded corruption charges sparking a bitter feud.

The court, while reinstating Verma, however, made it clear that he will desist from taking any major policy decision till a high-powered committee considers the issue of "divestment of power and authority". 

Verma's two-year tenure as CBI director ends on January 31.

Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi and senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge are among the members of the panel, the officials said.

Meanwhile, Verma had on Wednesday joined the office following the order. 

The Modi government had in October, 2018 sent Verma and Asthana on forced leave.

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