CBI director’s removal hasty, government set wrong precedents, says Shiv Sena

CBI director’s removal hasty, government set wrong precedents, says Shiv Sena© financialexpress.com

CBI director’s removal hasty, government set wrong precedents, says Shiv Sena

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The Shiv Sena Saturday termed the ouster of reinstated CBI Director Alok Verma, who resigned from police service Friday, as a panic reaction of the Narendra Modi government which is battling allegations over the purchase of Rafale fighter aircraft.

In an editorial in the party mouthpiece "Saamana", the Sena said the government has set "wrong precedents" by denying Verma an opportunity to defend himself, and took aim at Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Verma resigned a day after he was transferred from the position of CBI chief to Director General, Fire Service, Civil Defence and Home Guards under the home ministry by a high powered committee headed by the prime minister.