In a statement issued late on Thursday following his removal as CBI Director, Alok Verma termed the allegations against him false and unsubstantiated.
“It is sad that based on false, unsubstantiated and frivolous allegations made by only one person, who was inimical to me, I have been transferred... I have stood up for the integrity of the institution, and if asked, will do it again to uphold the rule of law,” he said.
The independence of the CBI that dealt with “corru- ption in high public places” should be preserved. “I have tried to uphold the integrity of the institution while attempts were being made to destroy it,” he said, adding that the Supreme Court order setting aside the government’s original order and the CVC’s orders of October 23, 2018, were proof of his stand.