Rahul Gandhi Detained During Protests at CBI Headquarters

New Delhi : 

Congress President Rahul Gandhi and other leaders have been detained during the protests outside the CBI headquarters in Delhi on Friday. They were protesting against the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s move to sack the CBI Director Alok Verma and appoint M Nageshwar Rao as an interim CBI Director. The Congress termed the move as “illegal and unconstitutional” and demanded an apology from the Prime Minister.

The TMC and CPI have also joined the protests which have spread across other locations including Bengaluru, Jaipur and Bhopal.

Rahul Gandhi marched from the Dayal Singh College on Lodhi Road to the CBI headquarters. Senior Congress leaders, including Ashok Gehlot, Ahmed Patel, Motilal Vora, Veerappa Moily, Anand Sharma, Loktantrik Janata Dal leader Sharad Yadav, CPI leader D Raja and TMC’s Nadimul Haque were also part of the protest.

“PM can run, he can hide but in the end, truth will be revealed. Removing CBI Director will not help. PM acted against CBI Director; it was an act out of panic” said Congress President Rahul Gandhi after leaving Lodhi Colony police station in Delhi.

Supreme Court’s Decision on CBI Fiasco : 

The SC has ordered a CVC (Central Vigilance Commission) inquiry into CBI Director Alok Verma and Special Director  Rakesh Asthana which has to be completed in two weeks under the supervision of retired SC Judge A K Patnaik.

The bench headed by CJI Ranjan Gogoi and justices S K Kaul and K M Joseph called this a matter of “national importance”. The top court also asked the interim CBI Director M Nageshwar Rao to not take any policy decisions and carry on the routine job to keep the central agency functioning.

The Supreme Court will now hear the case on 12 November.

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