Ex-CBI chief Alok Verma resigns from service

New Delhi: A day after he was removed from his post as CBI director, Alok Verma, resigned from service on Friday, saying it was a moment of collective introspection.

“It may be noted that the undersigned already superannuated as on July 31, 2017 and was only serving Government as Director, CBI till January 31, 2019, as the same was fixed tenure role. The undersigned is no longer Director, CBI and has already crossed the superannuation age for DG Fire Service, Civil Defence and Home Guards. Accordingly, the undersigned may be deemed as superannuated with effect from today,” Verma said in his letter to Secretary, Department of Personnel and Training.

A high-powered selection committee comprising Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Justice A K Sikri and leader of Congress in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge decided to transfer him 21 days ahead of the completion of his tenure.

NT Bureau