ALOK VERMA, CBI DIRECTOR Case–Contention of the Attorney General that the action against Verma cannot be regarded as “transfer” or “removal”, as he was merely taken off charge, Repelled by court. “the term ‘transfer’, as used in section 4B of the DSPE Act, cannot be understood in its traditional sense and must be interpreted as including actions which impact the functioning of the CBI Director – held that the word “transfer” has to be understood as encompassing all acts which affect the independent functioning of CBI Director” Further Held “Vineet Narain and others vs. Union of India and another, (1998) 1 SCC 226 case cannot be disregarded, and the subsequent enactment of the CVC Act, introducing amendments to the DSPE Act, in pursuance of the 1997 judgment was with the object of ensuring absolute insulation of the CBI Director.”

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