CBI Director Alok Verma should be given CVC report in sealed cover: SC

New Delhi, News24 Bureau, Nov 16: The Supreme Court on Friday said CBI Director Alok Verma should be given the CVC report on the allegations against him in a sealed cover and asked him to file his response by Monday. CVC report will be given to Alok Verma, though Verma is not given a clean chit. SC has given time to Verma to respond. SC has also hinted at further probe. Verma will file the response in a sealed envelop.Supreme Court says it will give CVC report to CBI Director Alok Verma in a sealed cover and he can file his response and then court can take a decision. Supreme Court refuses to give the inquiry report to CBI Special Director Rakesh Asthana.A three-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, is also likely to consider the report of the commission, placed before it in a sealed cover, with regard to the probe into the allegations against Verma.. Supreme Court has further fixed the matter for further hearing on Tuesday, November 20.A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said the Central Vigilance Commission report should also be given to Attorney General K K Venugopal and Solicitor General Tushar Mehta.The top court observed during the hearing that the CVC report is "very uncomplimentary" on some charges against Verma and said a further probe was needed on some aspects.The apex court said Verma should file his response in a sealed cover by Monday. It will take up the matter on Tuesday. The court turned down Special CBI Director Rakesh Asthana's request that the CVC report be provided to him as well.Subramanian Swamy, senior BJP leader has responded in a way which may not go down well with his party bosses, "I knew him(CBI Dir Alok Verma) when he was Delhi police commissioner.I've seen him working in CBI on Aircel-Maxis & other cases.I consider him an honest man.A lot of injustice has been done to him. It has hurt our campaign against corruption.I hope SC will do him justice."Supreme Court has taken up on Friday CBI director Alok Verma’s petition challenging the government’s move to divest him of his powers after it deferred the hearing following a delay by the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) in handing over a report on allegations of bribery against him.

With Agencies