Published On : Wed, Oct 24th, 2018

Centre appoints interim CBI chief; Verma, Asthana sent on leave

The government has appointed Central Bureau of Investigation Joint director M Nageshwar Rao as the interim director of the investigating agency with immediate effect.

The warring agency’s chief Alok Verma and Special Director Rakesh Asthana have been sent on leave.

Rao will assume office as interim CBI chief at 9.30 am today.

The move comes after the Central Vigilance Commission passed an order seeking removal of all powers to both Alok Verma and Rakesh Asthana.

Nageshwar Rao is a 1986 batch IPS officer from the Odisha cadre.

More details awaited