Randeep Singh Surjewala: Truth prevails in Supreme Court

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Randeep Singh Surjewala took his Twitter account and posted on Supreme Court verdict on CBI chief Alok Verma.

Randeep Singh Surjewala (File Photo)
Randeep Singh Surjewala (File Photo)

New Delhi: The Congress Friday hailed the Supreme Court order on CBI Director Alok Verma, who has been divested of his powers and sent on leave, saying truth has prevailed.

The Modi government's "sinister attempt" to capture the CBI through "lackeys" has fallen flat, Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said after the apex court gave the CVC two weeks to complete an inquiry into allegations against Verma and barred interim director M Nageswar Rao from taking any major policy decision.

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The Central Vigilance Commission inquiry will be conducted under the supervision of a former Supreme Court judge, the apex court ordered.

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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.

Surjewala said the government's interim director was stripped of all powers except daily administration. This was a commentary on a failed government, he said.

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"Modiji, History won't forget how you severely undermined the reputation of two premier institutions, CBI and CVC. In an exception , SC has directed that enquiry by the CVC will be monitored by a Retired SC judge. You are the sole reason for this trust deficit," Surjewala tweeted. (PTI)

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