CBI Chief Alok Verma sacked two days after he was reinstated

CBI director Alok Verma was sacked following a meeting of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi led Selection Committee in New Delhi. The decision was announced after a two hour long meeting of the committee which met for the second time on Thursday.

The selection panel includes Mallikarjun Kharge, the leader of the largest party in the Lok Sabha and the second senior most judge at the Supreme Court, AK Sikri.

The panel previously met on Wednesday night, this meet remained inconclusive.

CBI chief Alok Verma and his second in command Rakesh Asthana were sent on a forced leave three months ago in October 2018, after both accused each other of corruption.

Verma challenged his ouster from the CBI in the Supreme Court. The court reinstated Verma, but made it clear that his powers will be decided by a high powered committee (which is PM Narendra Modi, Leader of opposition Mallikarjun Kharge and a Supreme court judge).

Two days after his return, Verma was oust again. It would be interesting to see if Verma approaches the Supreme Court of India against the decision again.