Verma had also approved an FIR against Asthana for allegedly taking bribes of around Rs 3 crore and fabricating evidence to "impugn his reputation".
The bench said that at this stage, the CVC has to see whether there was any prima facie ground to proceed in the matter and for this, it does not have to go through thousands of pages of documents for this. All decisions taken by him since 23 October are to be submitted in a sealed cover to the SC on 12 November, which means the bench will be scrutinising everything done while Verma has been sidelined, including the transfers of all the officers investigating Rakesh Asthana.
CBI case in Supreme Court LIVE updates: The Supreme Court will hear a petition today filed by exiled Central Bureau of Investigation Director (CBI) Alok Verma against the order by the government to divest him of all powers.
- Hearing commences in Supreme Court, Fali S Nariman arguing for Alok Verma.
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Two, it ruled that Nageshwar Rao appointed by the government in place of Alok Verma", -in what the government now claims is an "interim measure"-cannot take any policy decisions and can at best oversee the functioning of the agency".
This may have worked for the government in the Supreme Court as its softer stance allowed it to defend what was being called an "illegal decision".
The government suspended Verma and his second-in-command Rakesh Asthana on Wednesday, pending an inquiry.
Nariman referred to the CVC and Centre's orders divesting Verma of his duty.
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Simon Atkinson, a video journalist for BBC Australia, was also aboard the royal couple's flight when they missed their landing. For his part, Harry said it was "very sweet" of his grandmother to lend his bride-to-be the priceless headpiece.
Mr Gandhi has said the midnight removal of CBI chief Alok Verma was a "disgraceful and unconstitutional attempt" by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to block an investigation into the Rafale fighter jet deal.
It also said that the high-powered committee comprising the Prime Minister, leader of the opposition and Chief Justice of India was not consulted by the Centre before appointing Rao as the interim director.
In the beginning, the apex court said the CVC inquiry on allegations and counter-allegations should be completed in 10 days under the supervision of this court. The Congress also feels comfortable with the fact that the CVC, which is directly under the government, will now be accountable to an independent person, which was not the case before.
Addressing the gathering of Congress protesters earlier in the day, Gandhi accused PM Modi of destroying institutions such as the CBI, the Election Commission and the Enforcement Directorate. The BJP, in turn, rubbished his claims and found some relief in the Supreme Court's verdict that did not overturn the government's decision entirely.
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