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Jaitley terms Supreme Court order on CBI row as ‘extremely positive development’

However, The Congress also hailed the Supreme Court order on CBI Director Alok Verma, who has been divested of his powers and sent on leave, saying truth has prevailed

New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Friday termed the Supreme Court order on the CBI row as “extremely positive development”, saying it was in the interest of the nation that the truth comes out.

The Supreme Court Friday asked the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) to complete within two weeks its inquiry into allegations against CBI Director Alok Kumar Verma and barred interim director M Nageswara Rao from taking any major policy decision.

Commenting on the apex court ruling, Jaitley said recent developments have eroded the reputation of the CBI.

The Supreme Court order, he said, has further strengthened the fairness criteria by asking for completion of investigation within two weeks.

“In order to ensure fairness, the Supreme Court has appointed a retired judge to oversee the investigation,” he said. “The government is only interested in maintaining professionalism, the image and the institutional integrity of the CBI”, Jaitley added.

CVC probe in the CBI case is to ensure fairness, he said adding it was in the “interest of the nation that the truth comes out.

However, The Congress also hailed the Supreme Court order on CBI Director Alok Verma, who has been divested of his powers and sent on leave, saying truth has prevailed.

The Modi government’s “sinister attempt” to capture the CBI through “lackeys” has fallen flat, Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said after the apex court gave the CVC two weeks to complete an inquiry into allegations against Verma and barred interim director M Nageswar Rao from taking any major policy decision.

“Truth prevails in Supreme Court. Modi Government’s sinister attempt to capture CBI through lackeys falls flat. A slap in face of tyrants who wanted to pin the last nail in CBI’s independence. CVC can’t act as Modi Government’s pawn but would be supervised any a SC judge to act fairly,” Surjewala said on Twitter.

The Central Vigilance Commission inquiry will be conducted under the supervision of a former Supreme Court judge, the apex court ordered.

Surjewala said the government’s interim director was stripped of all powers except daily administration. This was a commentary on a failed government, he said.

“Today, Modiji was again reminded that Modi Rule’ fails miserably before Rule of Law’. Brazen attempts to interfere, infiltrate or capture institutions will be banished. People of India will now remind you in 2019 that bad Governments come with an expiry date.”

“Modiji, History won’t forget how you severely undermined the reputation of two premier institutions, CBI and CVC. In an exception , SC has directed that enquiry by the CVC will be monitored by a Retired SC judge. You are the sole reason for this trust deficit,” Surjewala tweeted.

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