Saturday, November 3, 2018

Mallikarjun Kharge moves SC against Centre's move of sending CBI director on leave, terms it 'illegal'

Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge Saturday moved the Supreme Court against the Centre's call of causing CBI director Alok Verma inactive, saying it had been "illegal" and was in violation of the CBI Act. 

In his petition, Kharge, who is that the leader of the Congress in Lok Sabha, said solely the three-member committee of leader of opposition, prime minister and also the judge of Republic of India will take a choice on the appointment or removal of the CBI director as per the act. 

He additionally said that the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has no power to act against the CBI director. 

"Prime Minister Narendra Modi's suo moto action of sending CBI director Alok Verma inactive is prohibited and is in violation of the CBI Act," Kharge told PTI, whereas confirming that he had moved a petition within the Supreme Court during this regard.

Party sources said the Congress had asked Kharge, who may be a member of the committee, to file a petition during this regard

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