CVC colluded with Modi Govt to oust Verma as CBI director: Congress
NEW DELHI: The Congress on Saturday alleged that CVC K V Chowdary is colluding with the Narendra Modi Government in a 'conspiracy' against ousted CBI Director Alok Verma, thereby severely undermining the sanctity of his Constitutional office. "A perusal of the scheming manipulation on the night of 23rd October, 2018, exposes the treachery with the Constitution and the law played out at the CBI headquarters to pre-empt registration of an FIR on the Rafale corruption," said Congress leaders Ashok Gehlot, Randeep Singh Surjewala and Shaktisinh Gohi.
The Congress leaders stated that Chowdary was scheduled to leave on a tour to Denmark on the evening of 23rd October but abruptly canceled his trip and, instead, held a meeting of the CVC that night. At 11pm, CBI Joint Director M Nageshwar Rao was sent to the Bureau's headquarters in anticipation of the CVC order, the Congress claimed. Then, at 11:30 pm, the Delhi Police Commissioner called his juniors to alert their men on an urgent midnight operation, with the 'Rendezvous Point' being given as Khan Market, New Delhi.