Supreme Court Furious over ‘Leak’ in CBI Case, adjourns plea till Nov 29

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday adjourned the hearing on ousted Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) director Alok Verma’s petition in a matter of minutes, after the leak of Alok Verma’s confidential response to a CVC report on corruption charges against him.

The Supreme Court said none of the parties involved deserves a hearing.

We don’t think none of you deserves a hearing,” said CJI Gogoi said, irked over the leak of CBI director Alok Verma’s confidential response to media.

The court adjourned the hearing in the matter to November 29.

Alok Verma had submitted his response to the vigilance report on Monday.

In the last hearing on November 16, the Supreme Court said the vigilance probe against ousted CBI director Alok Verma had given “mixed” findings and indicated that some charges need to be investigated further.

It said, “some findings were “complimentary” and some “very uncomplimentary”, needing further investigation by the panel.”

The Centre had sent Alok Verma and his deputy, special director Rakesh Asthana on leave and divested them of all powers following a feud between them over corruption allegations.