NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s highest court ordered the reinstatement of the head of the country’s top crime fighting bureau on Tuesday, in a blow to the government that has been accused of undermining it.
In October the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) was paralyzed after director Alok Verma and his second-in-command, Rakesh Asthana, accused each other of bribery and interference in police investigations.
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The government placed both men on leave, ordering a probe into the allegations.
But on Tuesday, India’s Supreme Court said Verma would be reinstated as CBI head, though he will not be able to take major policy decisions until the government completes its investigation.
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The spat has embarrassed the CBI, that serves a similar role as the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation and led to accusations India’s government led by Prime Minister...
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