Verma ‘sad’ on removal, claims charges were fake
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Verma ‘sad’ on removal, claims charges were fake

New Delhi, Jan 11 : Being transferred a day after resuming office by the high powered committee headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former CBI chief ALok Verma has claimed that he was removed on 'frivolous, unsubstantiated' allegations.

Mr Verma, in a statement issued on Thursday, said it was 'sad' that he was transferred, following the orders of the committee, based on "false, unsubstantiated and frivolous allegations made by only one person, who was inimical to him."

Meanwhile, M Nageswara Rao on Friday took over the duties of CBI director at the headquarters in Delhi, in pursuance of the DoPT order.

The order regarding Rao taking over as duties of CBI Director was issued on Thursday night.

There were around eight charges against Mr Verma, as per the CVC report that was presented before the panel. (UNI)