Controversy-ridden CBI seeks solace at Sri Sri Ravi Shankar; 150 officers to attend Art of Living workshop

New Delhi, News24 Bureau, Nov 10: Hope this brings solace and peace to the controversy-ridden CBI, India's premier investigating agency. Much is going on within the agency eversince it's earned a tag of CBIvsCBI in social media. The CBI is caught in an unprecedented clash between its top brass and has now roped in Sri Sri Ravi Shankar to motivate its staff and bring positivity to the ailing agency.Guides of the Art of Living run by Ravi Shankar will visit the CBI headquarters, where over 150 officers, from inspectors to the director (in-charge), will attend workshops "to improve positivity, enhance synergy and generate a healthy atmosphere in the agency", said a CBI spokesperson.Asked whether organising this camp qualifies as a "policy decision" as a major chunk of the agency's investigative force in Delhi will attend it, the CBI spokesperson refused to comment.The agency is grappling with an internal feud between its top two officers.The government has sent Director Alok Verma and Special Director Rakesh Asthana on leave after their bitter public spat over allegations of corruption. The feud between its top two officials has brought the agency in limelight for all wrong reasons. The top two have been sent on leave and they are fighting out heir respective 

cases in the court of law.

The Supreme Court has asked the CVC to probe the matter within two weeks.The three-day workshop will end on Monday when Supreme Court will hear the matter.The Supreme Court has given the agency's charge to Joint Director M Nageswara Rao and asked him to not take any "policy decision". Rao's name is also dragged in controversy and not much is happening inside the agency. 

The BJP and the Congress, in the meantime, are busy indulging in blame game and are reported to be supporting the fighting officers with their own ulterior motives.

With Agencies