India reinstates investigative agency chief

India’s Supreme Court has reinstated a federal investigation agency chief who was suspended following allegations of corruption.

Alok Verma of the Central Bureau of Investigation and his deputy Rakesh Asthana were relieved of their duties after both accused the other of corruption.

Mr Verma challenged the decision and won, though it was ruled he could not take "major policy decisions" until the investigation of corruption cases against him was completed.

Mr Asthana too had appealed against his suspension but his challenge is still pending in the Delhi High Court.

Opposition parties have welcomed the court's decision - they had accused the government of overreach and interference in the CBI's internal matters.

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