SC agrees to hear plea against M Nageswara Rao’s appointment as interim CBI Director

The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to hear next week a plea filed against the appointment of M Nageswara Rao as interim Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

A plea was filed in the Supreme Court on Monday seeking a direction to quash the January 10 order of the government appointing Rao as an interim director.

CBI’s Additional Director M Nageswara Rao was given the charge of CBI interim Director on January till the appointment of a new director after a high-powered committee headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi removed Alok Kumar Verma as the chief of the probe agency on charges of corruption and dereliction of duty.

The petition, filed by NGO Common Cause and RTI activist Anjali Bhardwaj, has sought laying down of specific mechanisms to ensure transparency in the process of appointment of new CBI director.

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