— ANI (@ANI) October 25, 2018
Four persons, earlier reported as two, were caught snooping on exiled CBI chief Alok Verma’s home in Delhi on Thursday morning. They were allegedly keeping surveillance sitting inside parked cars. All the four persons were caught by Verma’s security personnel and taken inside the house.
The identity cards and mobile phones of the detained persons were taken away. They were allegedly tasked with keeping a tab on former CBI chief’s visitors. Two of the men were found sitting in a car outside the gate of Verma’s home on 2 Janpath. The other two were stationed in a car near the back gate. Visuals on TV showed security officials dragging them by their shirts across the road.They are believed to be junior officers of the Intelligence Bureau.
Earlier it was reported that two persons have been arrested outside former CBI chief Alok Verma’s home.
Alok Verma and his deputy were abruptly sent on forced leave on Tuesday night. He was replaced by an interim chief Nageshwar Rao, earlier Joint Director, CBI.
The former CBI head had launched an investigation against his deputy Rakesh Asthana on charges of corruption. Meanwhile, Asthana also has also been sent on leave.
The former CBI Director Alok Verma was dealing with seven sensitive cases under PM Narendra Modi’s governance. The first was the politically rife Rafale deal, in which senior BJP leaders Yashwant Sinha, Arun Shourie and lawyer Prashant Bhushan have pulled the carpet.
Also, there are charges against two former high court judges for their alleged involvement in the medical college bribery case. A coal scam case in which the name of top PMO official Bhaskar Khulbe figures and the case against Asthana are the two other high profile cases. The former CBI boss Alok Verma is in the know of all details in these cases, it is said.