SC displeased over leak of Alok Verma's confidential reply; 'You don't deserve a hearing', says an angry CJI

 New Delhi, News24 Bureau, Nov 20: 'We don't think anyone of you deserves a hearing', said an apparently upset CJI Ranjan Gogoi on the alleged leak of documents to media. The CBI bribery case adjourned till November 29 by Supreme CourtThe Supreme Court Tuesday expressed strong displeasure over the leak of CBI Director Alok Kumar Verma's confidential reply in the media and adjourned the hearing in his case to November 29.The response was filed by Verma and submitted to the secretary general in a sealed cover on Monday. A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices SK Kaul and KM Joseph handed over to senior advocate Fali S Nariman, appearing for Verma, the copy of a report by a news portal, which has published the CBI director's response.Nariman after going through the media report told the bench that he was "shattered" and "shocked" on Verma's reply being leaked in the media.The senior lawyer said the news portal and its journalists concerned be summoned as the press should be free and responsible. The court was hearing Verma's plea against govt's decision to divest him of duties and sending him on leave. --Alok Verma had filed the response on Monday:CBI Director Alok Kumar Verma on Monday filed his response in the Supreme Court on findings of the CVC's preliminary probe report on corruption charges against him in a sealed cover.The apex court had earlier in the day asked Verma to file his response "as quickly as possible" during the day" and made it clear that it will not adjourn the scheduled hearing on Tuesday after his lawyer sought more time.The apex court, on November 16, had asked Verma to file his response in a sealed cover to the preliminary probe report of the Central Vigilance Commission on corruption charges against the CBI Director by 1 pm on Monday.The bench made clear that it will not shift the schedule date of hearing and asked him to file his response "as quickly as possible" during the day by 4 pm itself to enable it to peruse the reply.Earlier, the apex court had said that the CVC has made some "very uncomplimentary" findings in its probe on corruption allegations against Verma and wanted further investigations into some of the charges which required more time, adding there were also some "very complimentary" conclusions.Earlier the findings of the CVC were handed over to CBI Director Alok Verma. The Supreme Court had said the CVC's "exhaustive" preliminary report on allegations against CBI Director Alok Verma has concluded that some findings are "complimentary" and some "very uncomplimentary", needing further investigation by the panel.

With Agencies