Following the sacking of CBI Director Alok Verma by the selection committee headed by PM Narendra Modi, CVC shares a detailed report with Republic TV
Following the announcement, Republic TV got access to the Central Vigilance Commission Report that detail the allegations against the senior functionaries of CBI. The report suggested, given the "serious nature" of allegations against the Director, there was a call for immediate action.
Detailed excerpts from the CVC report states:
The report suggests, Section 4 (1) of the DSPE Act vests the power of superintendence upon the DSPE with this Commission. Section 8 (1)(a) and (b) of the CVC Act also empowers the Commission to exercise superintendence over the functioning of DSPE and to give directions to DSPE. Keeping in view these provisions and various rulings of the SC on the interpretation of "superintendence" and the present situation prevailing in the CBI, the Commission after a serious and due consideration of all the facts and circumstances and pending the process of inquiry into every issue arising in the view of allegations and counter allegations against Alok Verma, Director CBI be hereby divested of an shall not exercise any function, power, duty and supervisory role in respect of cases already registered and/or required to be registered and/or being inquired/enquired/invested under the provisions of the PC Act 1988 till this interim measure is varied/modified/vacated.
The report further suggests that it may be observed that Director, CBI has not been cooperating in making available the records/files sought by the Commission relating to certain serious allegations referred to above. Opportunities have been given for producing such records. After seeking several adjournments, CBI assured the Commission vide letter dated 24.9.18 that records'/ files will be furnished within three weeks. Despite repeated assurances, the records/files have not been submitted.
The non-cooperation with the Commission, non-compliance with the requirements/directions of the Commission and willful obstruction in the functioning of the Commission is established.
To conduct an inquiry into the allegations contained in the complaint referred to the Commission by Cabinet Secretary vide letter dated 24.08.2018, Commission in an exercise of its powers u/s 8 (1) (a), (d) & Sections 11 of the CVC Act, required the production of the relevant records. Though about 40 days have lapsed the relevant records have not been produced. In view of the non-cooperation and non-compliance, Commission is not able to discharge its function of taking a view on the serious allegations.
In the meantime, an environment of hostility and faction feud has reached its peak in the CBI leading to potential loss of reputation/credibility of the organisation. The grave allegations of corruption by senior functionaries of CBI one against another, also widely reported in the media has vitiated the official environment. It has also vitiated the working environment in the organisation which has a deep and visible impact on the other officers.