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Leader of Opposition moves Supreme Court against removal of CBI Cheif.

New Delhi : Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge on Saturday moved the Supreme Court against the ‘illegal’ removal of CBI chief Alok Verma, 10 days after he and his deputy were divested of all powers by the government in a midnight order.

“The act is, completely illegal, arbitrary, punitive, without jurisdiction”, Kharge, who is the leader of the opposition in Lok Sabha, said.

The Congress leader in his petition said that he, being on the three- member committee that selects the CBI chief, should be heard before any order is passed in the case. The CBI director is appointed by a panel comprising the prime minister, the chief justice and the leader of the opposition.