New Delhi: CBI Director Alok Verma met Central Vigilance Commissioner KV Chowdary on Friday in connection with an inquiry into corruption charges levelled against him by his deputy and special director in the probe agency Rakesh Asthana. 

Verma appeared before the CVC on Thursday but the meeting of the enquiry committee was postponed to Friday due to non-availability of one of the CVC members.

According to sources, Verma appeared without a lawyer for the enquiry. 

Satish Sana, a Hyderabad-based businessman who is a key player in the CBI infighting case, also appeared before the CVC on Thursday.

According to sources, the CVC will announce its judgment on November 10. Several other members of the CBI are also reported to be at the meeting today.

The CBI had on October 15 registered the FIR against Asthana for allegedly receiving a bribe of Rs 20 million from Sana which was given through two middlemen Manoj Prasad and Somesh Prasad to sabotage the probe against meat exporter Moin Qureshi.

On August 24, Asthana, in his complaint to the Cabinet Secretary, had levelled allegations against Verma that he got a bribe of Rs 20 million from Sana to help him get some relief from questioning in the matter.

The Supreme Court had on October 26 asked the Central Vigilance Commission to complete within two weeks its inquiry into the allegations against Verma levelled by Asthana.

Verma and Asthana have been sent on leave by the government.

With agency inputs