NEW DELHI: Alok Verma, who has been reinstated as chief of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) by the Supreme Court hardly 48 hours ago, has been removed this evening by a committee led by PM Narendra Modi, which said that he "had not acted with the integrity expected of him". 

Mr Verma had lost his high-profile job just a few weeks before his retirement on January 31. The decision was two against one: PM Modi and Justice AK Sikri -- representing Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi who had recused himself from the panel -- favoured Mr Verma's removal. Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge, representing the opposition, put up a dissenting note.

A committee headed by PM Narendra Modi, on Thursday, in a 2:1 decision has removed Alok Verma as CBI director, making him possibly the first chief in the history of the agency to face such an action. Just in this week, Verma was reinstated by a Supreme Court order after he was sent on forced leave by the government.

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi also tweeted: "Fear is now rampaging through Mr Modi's mind. He can't sleep. He stole 30,000Cr from the IAF and gave it to Anil Ambani. Sacking the CBI Chief #AlokVerma twice in a row, clearly shows that he is now a prisoner of his own lies."

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