New Delhi: Former Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) director Alok Verma, ousted by a high powered committee, on Friday asked the government to treat him “deemed superannuated” with immediate effect.
“Natural justice was scuttled and the entire process was turned upside down in ensuring that the undersigned is removed from the post of the director CBI. The selection committee did not consider the fact that the entire CVC report is premised on charges alluded by a complainant who is presently under investigation by the CBI,” Verma said in a veiled reference to Special Director Rakesh Asthana.
He said it may be noted that the CVC only forwarded a purportedly signed statement of the complainant (Asthana), and the complainant never came before Justice (Retd) A K Patnaik who is supervising the enquiry.
“Also, Justice Patnaik has concluded that the findings and conclusions of the report are not his,” the 61-year-old said.
He said institutions are one of the strongest and most visible symbols of the democracy and it was no exaggeration that the CBI is one of the most important organisations in India today....