CONG SEEKS CVC CHIEF’S REMOVAL
NEW DELHI: Amid a row over the ouster of CBI chief Verma, the Congress on Sunday sought “immediate removal” of the chief vigilance commissioner, alleging the government had made him act like a “puppet” to “escape a probe” into the Rafale deal. “We seek the removal...the exit of the collaborator for violating the Constitution -- the CVC (chief vigilance commissioner)...,” Congress’s Abhishek Manu Singhvi said. There was no immediate reaction from the Central Vigilance Commission or the government.
“circumstantial” evidence. CVC noted that Verma overruled the arrest of Babu despite recommendations to the contrary by the officials handling the case. One of the main lines of the probe was Asthana’s allegation that Verma accepted ₹2 crore from Babu to ensure he wasn’t indicted in a case against controversial meat exporter Moin Qureshi.
2) The CVC inquiry also found that Verma deliberately excluded the name of a key accused in an IRCTC corruption case. There are allegations that conditions for tender to build a hotel were changed to ensure that a certain company could qualify and bid for the contract. But allegations that Verma tried to call off searches on the Patna premises linked to accused in the case