CBI interim appointments cannot go on, says SC
The Supreme Court today remarked that interim appointments of the Central Bureau of Investigation(CBI) cannot go on. A bench comprising of Justices L Nageswara Rao and Vineet Saran was hearing a petition filed by NGO Common Cause seeking the appointment of a regular director. Attorney General (AG) KK Venugopal said that the senior-most person was appointed as CBI interim director.
The AG further informed that the meeting of the High Powered Committee comprising of Prime Minister, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and the Leader of Opposition has been deferred to May 2nd in view of the ongoing elections and also the impending retirement of the incumbent CJI SA Bobde on April 23.