New Delhi: The Union government appointed Nageshwar Rao as the interim chief of the CBI after consulting the central vigilance commissioner (CVC) and the appointments committee of the Cabinet, top government sources said.

Further, the sources told MyNation that the government would now let the courts decide the fate of former CBI director Alok Verma and his deputy Rakesh Asthana, who have been sent on forced leave due to an ongoing fight and corruption allegations against them. “The government has consulted the CVC and ACC before deciding on Nageshwar Rao as the replacement for Alok Verma,” the sources said.

The sources said the government did not want to intervene further in the matter. They felt that, although the controversy has affected governance to a limited extent, the matter is over as far as the government is concerned.