New Delhi: Senior Supreme Court judge AK Sikri, who was a part of a panel led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi that removed Alok Verma from his post of CBI director,  will be joining the Commonwealth Secretariat Arbitral Tribunal (CSAT) following his retirement on March 6. 

According to media reports, Sikri was nominated for the vacant post of president/member in the London-based CSAT by the Modi government in 2018. 

Sikri recently made headlines for being part of a three-member committee which decided to remove Verma from the post of director of the CBI. Verma was subsequently shunted out as director-general of fire services, civil defence and home guard. 

On October 23, Verma and his deputy Rakesh Asthana were sent on indefinite leave by the Central Vigilance Commission, following a long-drawn feud over corruption allegations.

Verma was reinstated by the Supreme Court on January 8 before the Modi-led panel decided to sack him.