Appointment of Nageshwar Rao as interim CBI chief challenged in Supreme Court
On Monday, the appointment of M. Nageswar Rao as the interim Director of the CBI was challenged in the Supreme Court. this is the Second time after former CBI chief Alok Verma was removed by a high-powered selection panel led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last week.
The petition filed by NGO Common Cause has sought a direction to quash the January 10 order by the Centre appointing Rao as the interim/acting Director of the CBI.
The PIL, which was filed through advocate Prashant Bhushan, has sought a direction to the Centre to appoint a regular Director of CBI by following the procedure laid down in Section 4A.
It was in late October, amid an unprecedented public spat between the top two officers of the premier investigating agency, that M Nageshwar Rao was appointed as the interim director of the CBI with immediate effect.