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On 02-02-2019, Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) conveyed the approval of ACC to the appointment of Shri Rishi Kumar Shukla, IPS (MP:83) as Director, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) vice Sh. Alok Kumar Verma, IPS (AGMU:79) for a period of two years from the date of assumption of charge of the office.

[Order dt. 02-02-2019]

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions

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Supreme Court: After CJI Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Dr. AK Sikri, Justice NV Ramana becomes the third judge to recuse himself from hearing the plea challenging the appointment of M Nageswara Rao as the interim CBI Director.

According to ANI, Justice Ramana has sought transparency in the process of short-listing, selection and appointment of the CBI director.

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Supreme Court: After CJI Ranjan Gogoi recused himself from hearing a plea challenging the Centre’s decision to appoint M Nageswara Rao as interim CBI director on January 21, now Justice Dr. AK Sikri has recused himself from the matter.

Justice Sikri, who was part of the high powered panel which had removed CBI Director Alok Verma, told  senior advocate Dushyant Dave, appearing for petitioner NGO Common Cause:

“You understand my position. I can’t hear this matter.”

The matter will now be taken up tomorrow i.e. on 25.01.2019 by a new bench.

(With inputs from PTI)

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Supreme Court: CJI Ranjan Gogoi has recused himself from hearing the plea challenging appointment of M Nageswara Rao as the interim director of CBI as he is a part of the selection committee that will choose the new CBI Director. The high-powered selection committee comprises the prime minister, the leader of the largest opposition party and the CJI or his nominee judge of the Supreme Court.

The bench of CJI and Justice Sanjiv Khanna was hearing a PIL filed by NGO Common Cause challenging the appointment of Rao as interim CBI director. The matter will now be taken up by a new bench on January 24, 2019.

(Source: PTI)