Former CBI chief Alok Verma, shunted out from office on Thursday, tendered his resignation.
He had been reinstated by the Supreme Court as CBI Director and a day later was removed from the post by a high-power committee headed by the Prime Minister and made director general of fire services.
A 1979-batch IPS officer, Verma said it was a moment of ‘collective introspection’.
According to his resignation letter, he superannuated as on January 31, 2017, and was only serving the Government as CBI Director till January 31, 2019, as the same was fixed tenure role. Since he had already crossed the superannuation age for DG Fire Service, he “may be deemed as superannuated with effect from today," his letter to Department of Personnel and Training Secretary said on Friday.