GLOBAL ONE NEWS (G1) — The government of India has reinstated a federal investigation agency chief who was suspended from his post over corruption allegations.
Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Director Alok Verma is back to work after the Supreme Court ruled on his favor Jan. 9.
The decision was reportedly made by a selection committee headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
BBC reported the ruling body claimed the government has no “provision” to take off Verma’s power, but added he could not take “major policy decisions” unless the case has the final verdict.
Verma and his deputy Rakesh Asthana were sacked in October after they accused each other of corruption.
Verma accused Asthana of $409,000 bribe from a businessman who was then investigated by the CBI.
In return, the deputy accused Verma of bribing the same businessman for nearly $284,000.
Critics meanwhile called the ruling a “direct indictment” against the prime minister.