Alok Verma case: Supreme Court adjourns hearing till November 29

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WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Nov 20, 2018, 11.02 AM (IST)

The Supreme Court on Tuesday adjourned the hearing on CBI Director Alok Verma's plea against govt's decision to divest him of duties, sending him on leave. 

"We are not hearing today. We don't think any of you deserve any hearing. Matter adjourned to November 29, " visibly agitated CJI said. 

CJI Ranjan Gogoi expressed displeasure over leakage of confidential information. 

The Apex Court was miffed over the leak of CBI Director Alok Verma's confidential response filed Monday with its secretary general.

Senior advocate and Alok Verma's counsel F S Nariman expresses shock over the leak of CBI director's response.

CJI also conveyed unhappiness over mentioning made by Gopal Sankaranarayanan seeking additional time for the reply. Nariman replies that the mentioning was unauthorized and he got information from it only from media.
 
On Monday, CBI director Alok Kumar Verma filed in the Supreme Court his response on findings of the CVC's preliminary probe report on corruption charges against him in a sealed cover. The apex court had earlier in the day asked Verma to file his response "as quickly as possible" during the day" and made it clear that it will not adjourn the scheduled hearing on Tuesday after his lawyer sought more time.

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CJI also conveyed unhappiness over mentioning made by Gopal Sankaranarayanan seeking additional time for the reply. Nariman replies that the mentioning was unauthorized and he got information from it only from media.