Just days after he was reinstated as CBI Director , Alok verma was was sacked by a panel headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He was removed on the charges of corruption and dereliction of duties after a marathon meeting of the selection committee by 2 : 1 vote. Thus probably becoming the CBI chief in history to meet this fate. He was supposed to retire on January 31.
According to reports, he has been now posted as Director General Fire Service, Civil Defence and Home Guards, under the Union home ministry. The charge of the CBI has been given to Additional Director M Nageshwar Rao, a government order issued on Thursday evening said.
There were eight counts of charges against Verma in the Central Vigilance Commission report presented before the Committee also comprising Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge and Justice A K Sikri, appointed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi as his nominee.
According to media reports, the eight counts of charges included alleged attempts to induct tainted officers, compromising probe in the Moin Qureshi case, IRCTC scam among others.
The Congress party reacted to the CBI chief sacking on its Twitter handle
By removing #AlokVerma from his position without giving him the chance to present his case, PM Modi has shown once again that he’s too afraid of an investigation, either by an independent CBI director or by Parliament via JPC.
— Congress (@INCIndia) January 10, 2019