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CBI chief Alok Verma and special director Rakesh Asthana sent on leave

In a stunning overnight move, the central government on Wednesday deprived Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) chief Alok Verma and his deputy, special director Rakesh Asthana of their powers and sent them on leave. Joint CBI director M Nageshwar Rao was appointed as the interim chief of the country’s premier probe agency.

Updated : 24 October 2018, 06:50 PM