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CBI feud: Alok Verma counters corruption charges before CVC Asthana could not get an audience

CBI Director Alok Verma Friday appeared before a panel headed by Central Vigilance Commissioner K V Chowdary and countered for the second consecutive day the corruption charges levelled against him by Special Director Rakesh Asthana, who followed him to the office of the anti-corruption watchdog but could not get an audience, officials said. Asthana came to the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) office at around 4.45 PM and stayed there for around 10 minutes, but could not meet any senior official as there was no scheduled appointment. Verma is understood to have given point-wise refusal to all the allegations levelled by Asthana before the panel comprising Vigilance Commissioners T M Bhasin and Sharad Kumar, they said. Justice A K Patnaik, a retired Supreme Court judge, who has been asked by the apex court to supervise the CVC inquiry was also present, the officials said. Verma came to the CVC office early Friday morning and stayed there for about an hour, they said. He did not speak

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