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The Supreme Court on Friday pronounced that the CVC will be given two weeks to conduct the inquiry into the corruption allegations against Alok Verma

Written By Narayan R | Mumbai | Updated On:

Update at 2:37 pm: Paramilitary has been called in the wake of the huge protest by Congress workers at the Lodhi Road Police Station.

Update at 2:22 pm: Congress workers create ruckus, protest outside Lodhi Road Police Station.

Update at 2:16 pm: Rahul Gandhi and other leaders reach Lodhi road Police station to court arrest.

Update at 1:47 pm: Congress President Rahul Gandhi courts arrest after protesting outside CBI headquarters.

Update at 1:27 pm: The govt has given effect to the order. The SC has made it more fair. They have appointed a retired judge. The CVC inquiry is absolutely fair: Arun Jaitley

Update at 1:26 pm: The current CBI controversy is an extremely positive development. Government has no interest for or against any individual. The CBI has passed an order till investigations are pending of the 2 officers, they must step aside till the inquiry is over: Arun Jaitley

Update at 1:21 pm: Be it CBI or EC, PM Narendra Modi is attacking all the institutions. PM is just filling the pockets of businessmen. We will not let this happen: Rahul Gandhi 

Update at 1:18 pm: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal welcomes Supreme Court's decision.

Update at 1:10 pm: Massive protest outside CBI headquarters staged by Opposition led by Congress President Rahul Gandhi.

The Supreme Court on Friday pronounced that the CVC will be given two weeks to conduct the inquiry into the corruption allegations against Alok Verma, that too under the supervision of a retired SC jude - Justice AK Patnaik, and the matter will be heard by the apex court immediately after the Diwali break on November 12.

Furthermore, CJI Ranjan Gogoi also stated that the incumbent CBI boss, Nageshwar Rao, will not be allowed to take any policy decisions of the investigative agency, and the decisions he has already taken shall be presented to the court by the government in a sealed letter. 

Here is the following order pronounced by the SC:

"The inquiry in respect of allegations made in the note of the cabinet secretary as regards the present CBI director Alok Verma shall be completed by the CVC within a period of 2 weeks. The inquiry to be conducted under the supervision of a retired judge of this court - Justice AK Patnaik who is requested to accept the assignment and ensure that the inquiry is completed within the time frame. L. Nageshwar Rao who has been instructed with the duty of looking after the CBI shall as of from now not take any policy decisions or major decisions and will only perform routine tasks that are essential to keep the CBI functioning."

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