SC’s crucial hearing on Alok Verma’s petition today
The Supreme Court bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices SK Kaul and KM Joseph will hear the petition of CBI Director Alok Verma on Friday. He filed a petition in the Apex Court challenging the decision of the Central government for sending him on leave abruptly. Meanwhile, the Union government has clarified that CBI Director and CBI Special Director Rakesh Asthana were sent on leave as both were facing corruption charges. Congress President Rahul Gandhi has alleged that the CBI Director was removed since he wanted to probe Rafale deal.