CJI Gogoi recuses from hearing plea challenging interim CBI Chief Nageswara Rao's appointment

The CJI has sought transparency in the process of short-listing, selection and appointment of the CBI Director

CJI Gogoi recuses himself from hearing plea challenging Nageswara Rao's appointment as interim CBI Director
Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi (Source: PTI)
By: ABP News Bureau
Updated: 21 Jan 2019 01:31 PM
New Delhi: Days after PM Modi-led Select Committee ousted former Director of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) - Alok Verma and appointed M Nageswara Rao for the post on interim basis; a plea was filed in the Supreme Court, challenging his appointment.

Now, Chief Justice of India Justice Ranjan Gogoi has recused himself from hearing the case.


The CJI has sought transparency in the process of short-listing, selection and appointment of the CBI Director.

Former CIC demands disclosure of material which led to Alok Verma's removal:

A former Central Information Commissioner has written to the President Thursday seeking disclosure of all the documents and reports that became the basis of removal of Alok Verma as CBI Director.

In his letter to President Ram Nath Kovind, former CIC Sridhar Acharyulu strongly advocated instilling transparency in the CBI and CIC appointments.

"The transparency should begin with CIC appointments and it should be ensured in all activities of governance in all institutions like CBI and CIC, and top-level Committees headed by the Prime Minister in dealing with issues like appointing and removing director of CBI and selecting the Commissioners for CIC, etc," he said.

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