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Arun Jaitley Defends Sacking Of CBI Chief , Says It Was Done To Save Agency’s Institutional Integrity

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Amidst the attack on the government on the war within the CBI and the removal of Alok Verma and Rakesh Asthana, the government has now stated that it acted on the CVC recommendations .

This point was made by Union Finance minister Arun Jaitley who briefed the media after the cabinet meeting. He asserted that it was absolutely essential to restore the agency’s institutional integrity and credibility .

Jaitley told reporters that allegations by the top two officers of the country’s premier investigation agency led to a ‘bizarre and unfortunate’ situation.

A Special Investigation Team will probe the charges and both persons will “sit out” as an interim measure, he added.

It is an extraordinary situation, and the accused cannot be allowed to be in charge of investigation against them, Jaitley said.

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