Mallikarjun Kharge moves SC in support of CBI Director

Updated:1 month, 1 week ago IST

New Delhi, Nov 03 (ANI): Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge on Saturday moved an application in the Supreme Court and sought direction Centre's decision of sending CBI director Alok Verma on leave, saying it was "illegal" and was in violation of the CBI Act. Speaking on the issue, Kharge said, “I filed a petition before SC requesting them to quash order of Centre because it's illegal and not only illegal they should've called meeting of all three persons, CJI and me. Without meeting, without committee's consent, they overnight asked him (CBI Director) to go on leave indefinitely. It's a violation of CBI Act. CVC also violated rules, asking him to go on leave. Therefore we thought when violation is there and it's clear-cut PMO's direct involvement in autonomous bodies. So I've challenged that & I've filed a petition before SC. Let's see what happens.”

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