CBI director Alok Verma appears before CVC

CBI Director Alok Verma met Central Vigilance Commissioner KV Chowdary in connection with an inquiry into corruption charges levelled gainst him by his deputy and special director in the probe agency Rakesh Asthana, officials said.

Verma appeared before the panel headed by Chowdary and comprising Vigilance Commissioners Sharad Kumar and TM Bhasin among others, they said.

The Supreme Court had on October 26 asked the Central Vigilance Commission to complete within two weeks its inquiry into the allegations against Alok levelled by Asthana.

Alok and Asthana have been sent on leave by the government.