Now, Appointment of M Nageswar Rao as Interim CBI Director Challenged in Supreme Court

The petition has sought a direction to quash the January 10 order by the Centre appointing Rao as the interim/Acting Director of the CBI.

CBI Chief Alok Verma

New Delhi, Jan 14, 2019: The recent appointment of M Nageswar Rao as the interim CBI Director was challenged in the Supreme Court on Monday. He was appointed just a few days after CBI chief Alok Verma was removed by the high-power committee led by PM Narendra Modi,

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The petition filed by NGO Common Cause has sought a direction to quash the January 10 order by the Centre appointing Rao as the interim/Acting Director of the CBI.

The PIL, which was filed through advocate Prashant Bhushan, has sought a direction to the Centre to appoint a regular Director of CBI by following the procedure laid down in Section 4A of the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act, 1946, as amended by the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013.

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It was in late October, amid an unprecedented public spat between the top two officers of the premier investigating agency, that M Nageshwar Rao was appointed as the interim director of the CBI with immediate effect.

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