Verma de­nied nat­u­ral jus­tice, says Con­gress

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New Delhi: The Con­gress on Fri­day hit out at the Modi gov­ern­ment over the trans­fer of for­mer CBI di­rec­tor Alok Verma and said he was de­nied ‘nat­u­ral jus­tice’. Party spokesper­son Ab­hishek Manu Singhvi said the of­fice of the Cen­tral Vig­i­lance com­mis­sioner was com­pletely bull­dozed as part of ‘Save Modi Op­er­a­tion’.

“The prin­ci­ple of nat­u­ral jus­tice de­mands the High Pow­ered Com­mit­tee should have given a hear­ing to the re­in­stated CBI Di­rec­tor. In­stead, it re­moved Verma from the post of CBI di­rec­tor with­out even lis­ten­ing to his side of the story. This was done, even as Leader of Op­po­si­tion Mal­likar­juna Kharge pleaded for the same,” said Singhvi.

He said scared of the truth of the Rafale deal, the Modi gov­ern­ment is fir­ing from the shoul­ders of CVC. “The CVC is nei­ther the ap­point­ing au­thor­ity nor the re­mov­ing au­thor­ity for the CBI chief.”

He said a ‘care­ful anal­y­sis’ of the CVC re­port will re­veal that on the al­le­ga­tion Verma ac­cepted Rs 2 crore bribe, which is one of the four al­leged rea­sons re­lied upon for Verma ’s re­moval, the re­port states there is “no di­rect ev­i­dence” of the al­le­ga­tion.

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