The Hush Post|13:00 pm|1-min-read
On Friday, the Supreme Court decided to give the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) report to the CBI Director Alok Verma in a sealed cover. The SC has asked Verma to maintain the secrecy of CVC report and to file his response based on its contents. However, Rakesh Asthana, the main complainant won’t be given access to this report despite his request for it. The court has fixed the matter for further hearing on Tuesday, November 20.
“CVC report is very uncomplimentary on some charges against Alok Verma and on some it says further probe is needed,” said the court. The CVC also added that it needs more time to probe certain charges thoroughly.
A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said the Central Vigilance Commission report should also be given to Attorney General KK Venugopal and Solicitor General Tushar Mehta.
Alok Verma has to be file his response by Monday. “We will take up case on Tuesday,” said the Supreme Court.
On October 26, the SC had given two weeks to the CVC to complete the initial probe against Verma. Verma denied his duties and was sent on leave by the Centre. The court had appointed former apex court judge AK Patnaik to supervise the ongoing inquiry of CVC against Verma. It was stated earlier that there were attempts by the CVC to file a report in such a way that would have kept CBI Director Alok Verma under the realm of suspicion. However, the move was thwarted by retired SC judge Ashok Patnaik, who camped in CVC office. He was assigned to monitor the probe by the Supreme Court
Later, the Supreme Court told the CVC to complete its inquiry against Verma in two weeks.