MeraNews Network, New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) to complete within two weeks its inquiry into allegations against Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Director Alok Kumar Verma.
Verma has been accused of misconduct and interference in investigations and corruption by CBI special director Rakesh Asthana, who was booked by the CBI under orders from Verma in an alleged bribery and corruption case involving meat trader Moin Qureshi.The apex court also barred interim director M Nageswara Rao from taking any major policy decision and said decisions taken by him since October 23 to date shall not be implemented.
The court said that all decisions taken by Rao have to be placed before it in a sealed cover. It ordered that the inquiry will be conducted under the supervision of former Supreme Court judge A K Patnaik.
Hearing Verma's plea challenging the government's decision to divest him of his duties and send him on leave, the court also sought a response from the CVC and the Centre.
It said that the retired judge will supervise the CVC inquiry against Verma because of the importance of the case without casting aspersions on any constitutional or statutory authority.
A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justices S K Kaul and K M Joseph posted the next date of hearing on 12th of next month.