CBI vs CBI: Odisha Congress joins nationwide protests against Centre

Central Bureau of Investigation Director Alok Verma and Special Director Rakesh Asthana

Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has clarified that its Director Alok Kumar Verma and Special Director Rakesh Asthana continue to hold their posts and have not been removed. Any fall of credibility can potentially affect worldwide cases.

The government hit back, accusing him of "spreading falsehood" over the issue of CBI Director Alok Verma and said that he was living in "hallucination".

Advocate Gopal Shankarnaryanan, appearing for the CBI chief on Wednesday had sought urgent hearing and had also referred to the fact that the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) had taken the decision at 6 AM yesterday to divest Verma of his duties.

Incidentally, earlier this month, Verma had met Arun Shourie, Prashant Bhushan and Yashwant Sinha, all critics of the Modi government, when they filed a complaint about corruption in the Rafale deal.

Kerala Congress leaders marched to the local CBI office in Thiruvananthapuram. Not only that the Centre has also diluted the powers of Enforcement Directorate and RBI. It said for the time being, no monitoring by anyone else should be allowed.

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CBI chief Alok Verma and his deputy Rakesh Asthana were stripped off charges late on Tuesday night after both were accused of corruption.

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday hit the streets in the capital along with leaders of his party and its allies on the Rafale issue demanding "reinstatement" of CBI Director Alok Verma and courted arrest after dubbing Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a "chor" (thief). "Changing the CBI director will not work", he said. "It is completely false, Gandhi should apologise to the nation".

A police officer said 130 protesters including Gandhi and other Congress leaders such as Ashok Gehlot and Bhupinder Hooda were detained and released after 30 minutes.

Are there spies put behind CBI chief's house by the government? Meanwhile, Delhi Traffic Police said vehicular movement on Lodhi Road, CGO Complex, Bhishma Pitamah Marg, Sai Baba Chowk and near Dayal Singh College had been affected due to the large assembly of Congress workers. Thereafter, a unit of IB was snooping at the house.

Mr Gandhi then got on to a truck in front of police barricades near the CBI headquarters in the CGO complex to prevent the protestors from reaching the building.

He also advanced that the present incumbent, Mr. Rao, has transferred officials overnight and sought that the investigations in those matters be protected from being affected. The government dictators are a threat to the life of Alok Verma. The micro air vehicle is inspired by the adhesive feet of geckos and insects, PTI reports.



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