Update at 12:25 pm: Supreme Court supplies copies of media reports published to Fali Nariman. Hearing adjourned again.
Update at 12:24 pm: We want to know what’s going on. This court is not a “platform”. It’s a Court for people to get their rights. We are going to set it right: CJI
Update at 12:20 pm: Our respect to maintain institutional integrity is not being shared by the litigant. Supreme Court is extremely angered by the petition of MK Sinha and the reporting that has followed: CJI
Update at 12:19 pm: Hearing restarts in SC. Fali Nariman clarifies regarding the media reports. SC allows Alok Verma's lawyer to clarify, but confirms no hearing on Alok Verma's plea.
Update at 11:16 am: Alok Verma's lawyer Fali Nariman approaches Supreme Court bench again, seeks to clarify what has gone down. CJI asks him to come back at the end of the day.
Update at 10:43 am: Furious with Alok Verma’s Counsel, Supreme Court adjourns the hearing. CJI also furious with the mentioning made yesterday asking for more time to file the response
Update at 10:41 am: What can we do with all these people (media) snooping around? Wanting to know this, wanting to know that. This was completely unauthorised. I’m very disturbed by this. I would suggest you summon the person who has carried this story. How can this come?: Fali Nariman
Update at 10:39 am: Three-judge bench of CJI Ranjan Gogoi, Justice Sanjay Kishen Kaul, Justice KM Joseph to hear the case. CJI pulls up counsel for Alok Verma Fali Nariman for a newspaper report
The Supreme Court on Tuesday will hear CBI Director Alok Verma's plea seeking quashing of the CVC order which divested him of his duties and sent him on leave in the wake of the corruption allegations leveled against him and CBI Deputy Director Rakesh Asthana.
On October 24, amidst the in-fight within the investigative agency, which saw both Verma and Asthana level allegations of corruption against each other, the government, going by the suggestion of CVC, decided to send the two individuals on leave till the matter was solved.
Verma, who was divested of his duties, moved Supreme Court, which heard his case on October 26. The apex court pronounced that the CVC, under the supervision of a former SC judge, would be given two weeks to look into the allegations against the CBI director.
On November 12, the CVC submitted its report in a sealed cover to the SC, which adjourned the hearing. The topmost court court then took up the case on November 16, and on that day, stated that it cannot take any action on the CVC report for the time being while also stating that next hearing would take place on November 20. The SC also ordered the report to be given to the counsel of Alok Verma, and asked him to file a reply by November 19. On Monday, Alok Verma filed his reply to Supreme Court through his lawyer.