N Delhi: Supreme Court Tuesday reinstated Alok Verma was as CBI Director
He was reinstated two months after the government stripped him of his powers and sent him on leave October 23.
A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi overturned the Chief Vigilance Commission order recommending Verma’s removal and returned him to the post.
The court has, however, directed Verma not to take any policy decisions till the statutory committee meets within a week and decides further on the matter on the basis of the CVC inquiry report on Verma.
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti welcoming the Supreme Court’s decision said ruling had restored faith in independent institutions. She said centre should now stop “misusing” the investigative agencies like Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and National Investigation Agency (NIA) for political ends.

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