“Mixed Report” On Exiled CBI Boss Alok Verma, Says Top Court

CBI chief Alok Verma case: The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) report is a mix and exhaustive, Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi told the CBI chief

NEW DELHI Nov 16: The vigilance report on exiled CBI director Alok Verma has not given him a clean chit for now, the Supreme Court said on Friday. As per the court, the report is “complimentary on some charges, not-so-complimentary on some charges and very uncomplimentary on some charges,” the court told the CBI chief, asking him to respond to the report in a sealed cover by Monday. The case will be nest heard on Tuesday.

Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi told the CBI chief’s lawyer Fali Nariman. “Further inquiry is required into some charges as per the CVC report,” he said. “This report can be given to you in a sealed cover and you give reply in sealed cover,” Chief Justice Gogoi said, adding that this was being done for the need to preserve the sanctity of the CBI and public confidence in the CBI.

The court would take a decision after receiving Alok Verma’s response to the report of the vigilance inquiry. The Central Vigilance Commission has been asked to wrap up its investigation within two weeks

While copies of the report will be given to the government and the Central Vigilance Commission, the apex court has refused Mr Asthana’s request for a copy.

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