New Delhi, January 11,2019: Former CBI director Alok Verma on Friday resigned after refusing to take over as DG Fire Service, Civil Defence and Home Guard, a post to which he was transferred by the High Powered Selection Committee on Thursday.
A statement issued by him read, “natural justice was scuttled and the entire process was turned upside down in ensuring that the undersigned is removed from the post of the Director.”
The decision to remove Verma from his post has come after the Selection Committee comprising Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Justice AK Sikri and Leader of Opposition Mallikarjun Kharge met on Thursday.
Verma was replaced by M Nageshwar Rao as interim director till government finds next director for the agency, a government order said Thursday.
Rao assumed charge of the agency on Thursday at 9 pm, an internal order of the CBI said.