Alok Verma reversed several transfers

Move comes hours before removal

January 10, 2019 10:11 pm | Updated 10:43 pm IST - NEW DELHI

Alok Verma.

Alok Verma.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Director Alok Verma on Thursday approved five more transfers and postings within the agency, hours before a high-powered committee headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi removed him from the post.

Mr. Verma approved the fresh work allocations to Joint Director Ajay Bhatnagar, Deputy Inspector General M.K. Sinha, Deputy Inspector General Tarun Gauba, Joint Director Murugesan and Additional Director A.K. Sharma.

Mr. Bhatnagar, Joint Director of the Multi-Disciplinary Monitoring Agency (MDMA), has been given additional charge of the Training Division.

Mr. Sinha will hold charge of Anti Corruption-I unit and the Bank Security and Fraud Cell; Mr. Gauba has been given additional responsibility of the Anti Corruption-III unit besides Chandigarh’s Anti-Corruption Branch; Mr. Murugesan, the Joint Director of Anti Corruption-II unit will also supervise the Anti-Corruption-III unit; and Mr. Sharma will supervise Anti Corruption-I unit.

Asthana case

Superintendent of Police (SP) Mohit Gupta has been appointed investigating officer of the alleged corruption case against the agency’s Special Director Rakesh Asthana.

Mr. Verma resumed office on Tuesday and cleared orders reversing transfers and postings of 10 officials, which were carried out under the interim CBI chief M. Nageswara Rao.

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