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Supreme Court refuses to stay Delhi Top Cop Alok Verma’s appointment as CBI Chief

January,20, 2017:

Supreme Court of India
Supreme Court of India

Apex Court refuses to even call for the the minutes of the meeting of the high-powered Committee.

On Friday, Supreme Court refused to direct Centre to place before it minutes of meeting of a High-Powered Committee, comprising  of Prime Minister, Chief Justice of India and Leader of Opposition, which has selected Delhi Police Commissioner Alok Kumar Verma as New CBI Director.

Apex Court Bench comprising of Justice Kurian Joseph and Justice A M Khanwilkar enunciated that, “It is not within ambit of this writ petition. As far as this writ petition is concerned, it is over now,”.

Apex Court’s ruling came after it was informed said by thr Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi and the Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta that appointment to the post of CBI Director has been made and the Senior IPS Officer Alok Kumar Verma has been appointed.

Alok Kumar Verma, Delhi Police Commissioner, was appointed as New CBI Chief and his name was cleared by a three-member selection panel headed by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and comprising of  Chief Justice of India Jagdish Singh Khehar and the Congress leader in Lok Sabha,  Mallikarjun Kharge as members.


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