A controversy broke out on Sunday over Justice Sikri getting a government offer for a post-retirement assignment at London, three days after his decisive vote removed CBI chief Alok Verma.
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Justice Sikri, whose decisive vote on January 8 paved way for CBI chief Alok Verma's removal, has already turned down the offer to be part of Commonwealth Secretariat Arbitral Tribunal.
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Justice Sikri was part of the three-member panel along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and senior Congress leader Mallikajurn Kharge which decided on the removal of Alok Verma as CBI chief.
Sources close to the country's second senior-most judge told the media that the consent for the post in Commonwealth Secretariat Arbitral Tribunal was withdrawn Sunday evening.