CVC files preliminary probe report in sealed cover in SC

The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) on Monday filed its preliminary probe report relating to CBI Director Alok Kumar Verma in a sealed cover in the Supreme Court.

A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice S.K Kaul took the report on record and fixed the matter for next hearing on November 16.

During the hearing, interim CBI Director M. Nageswar Rao also filed report on decisions taken by him since October 23 to 26, when the apex court had ordered for the probe.

Solicitor General (SG) Tushar Mehta, appearing for the CVC, told the court that former apex court judge A.K Patnaik supervised the CVC inquiry which was completed on November 10.

The CJI observed that the Registry was open on Sunday also but no intimation was given to the Registrar regarding filing of the report.

Later, the SG tendered an apology and said though he was not explaining the circumstances there was delay on their part in submitting the report.

On October 26, the top court had appointed Justice Patnaik to supervise the ongoing inquiry of CVC against Verma.

(with news agency inputs)