Faction feud has reached its peak in CBI: Centre

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on October 24, 2018 Published on October 24, 2018

'Leads to potential loss of credibility and reputation'

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has said that allegations against senior Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officials have 'vitiated the official eco-system of the organization'.

An official statement said, "The grave allegations of corruption by senior functionaries of CBI one against another, which has been widely reported in media, has vitiated the official eco-system of the organisation. The environment of faction feud has reached its peak in the CBI leading to a potential loss of credibility and reputation of the Premier Investigating Agency of the Government. It also vitiated the working environment of the organisation which has deep and visible impact on the overall governance.”

The I&B statement said that the Central Vigilance Commission had served three separate notices on September 11, 2018, upon the Director CBI, Alok Verma. The notices were issued on a complaint on August 24, 2018, containing various allegations against the senior functionaries of the CBI.

Verma was to produce files and documents before the Commission on September 14, 2018.

Noting that the CBI Director has not been cooperating, the statement said, “Various opportunities have been given to produce such records. and The CBI assured the Commission on September 24, 2018, to furnish the records within three weeks. Despite repeated assurances and reminders, the Director, CBI failed to furnish the records / files before the Commission. The CVC has observed that Director, CBI has not been cooperating in making available records / files sought by the Commission relating to serious allegations.”

“The CVC has also observed that the Director, CBI has been non-cooperative with the Commission, non-compliant with the requirements / directions of the Commission and has created willful obstructions in the functioning of the Commission which is a Constitutional body,” the statement said.

Published on October 24, 2018
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