PM Modi Removed CBI Director To Stop Him Investigating Into Rafale : Rahul Gandhi

Alok Verma told the Supreme court that certain investigations into high functionaries do not take the direction that may be desirable to the government

New Delhi : 

CBI Director Alok Verma has been sent on leave by the Modi government on Wednesday, 23 October 2018. M Nageshwar Rao took charge with immediate effect.

The same day Verma moved to Supreme Court to challenge his removal. He told the top court that certain investigations into high functionaries do not take the direction that may be desirable to the government.

Lawyer-activist Prashant Bhushan alleged that Verma was sacked in order to “protect Rakesh Asthana from investigation” and “prevent” Alok Verma from probing the Rafale deal.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also questioned the removal of Director Alok Verma,”Was Alok Verma about to start investigations into Rafale, which could become problem for Modi ji?” he tweeted.

Congress President Rahul Gandhi also tweeted, “PM removed the CBI Director to stop him from investigating Rafale.”

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