Top cop to be eased from CBI
New Delhi: The ministry of home affairs has asked the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) that CBI Additional Director PC Pande should be promoted to the rank of Director General but not as the director of the CBI.
Pande was the Ahmedabad police commissioner during Gujarat riots 2002 and joined the CBI in March this year. His promotion in the CBI is being opposed because of his dubious role in the riots.
The Supreme Court is currently hearing a PIL, opposing Pande’s appointment to the sensitive "position" filed by Citizens for Justice and Peace. The CBI is currently probing a Gujarat riot case and is likely to be given other cases for investigation. The Solicitor General GE Vahanvati informed the SC that government has decided to move him out from CBI because a controversy has been raised over his appointment.
A delegation of Gujarat MLAs has reportedly appealed to the Congress president Sonia Gandhi for his removal from the CBI also.
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