Supreme Court upheld the rejection of CVC, reinstating Alok Verma on CBI directorship; Read 10 special things

The Supreme Court today dismissed the order of Central Vigilance Commission and Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) to send CBI director Alok Kumar Verma to the leave on Tuesday. Chief Justice Ranjan, Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice K. The bench of M. Joseph ordered Verma to re-assign the CBI Director's work. The bench, however, ordered Verma to stay away from policy decisions for the time being. Read 10 special points related to the decision:
1- The Chief Justice wrote the verdict on behalf of the bench, but due to his stay on the holidays, the bench member Justice Kaul read the decision in 12 instead of the court.
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2- The Court has ordered the High Committees to reconsider the case of Alok Verma under Section-1 (Section) of the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act. Alok Verma cannot take any important policy decision till the committee's decision comes.
3- Justice Kaul, while deciding the verdict, mentioned the verdict of the Supreme Court in the case of 'Vineet Narayan and others vs. The government of India'. The bench said that the purpose of issuing directions on behalf of the court in Vineet Narayan case is to protect the CBI director from political interference.
4- The court, while interpreting the term 'transfer', has said that this word has no narrow meaning, but it should be understood as separation from all those actions which affect the functioning of the CBI director.
5- Verma challenged the decision of CVC and DOPT to be sent on leave to the post of director of the probe agency in the Supreme Court. The bench had reserved the verdict after hearing arguments of various parties on Verma's petition on December 6 last year.
6-The sixth bench had also heard the petition of NGO Common Cause. The organization had requested the Special Investigation Team (SIT) to investigate the allegations of corruption against all the officials, including Special Director Rakesh Asthana, in the custody of the court.
7 - After the war broke out between the two top executives of the CBI, the government had on October 23 last year decided to send both the officers out of their rights and send them on leave. Both the officials had accused each other of corruption.
8- The Center, along with the joint director of the Bureau, M Nageshwar Rao, handed over the temporary assignment to the director of the investigation agency.
9- The court directed the Central Vigilance Commission to submit its report in the sealed envelope after completion of investigation within two weeks of the allegations made in the letter received from the Cabinet Secretary in order to maintain the dignity of Bureau of Investigation.
10- The court entrusted the monitoring of the CVC investigation to the retired Supreme Court judge AK Patnaik.

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