Now IB clarifies: No snooping on Alok Verma, officers were on routine duty

New Delhi, News24 Bureau, Oct 25: Intelligence Bureau has come out with a clarification now that the IB officers were not spying and that they were doing their regular job; there was nothing suspicious about this. According to reports, the IB sleuths were doing their routine job. The officers stopped when they saw an unusual collection of people outside the officer's home which is considered a sensitive area.There was a major furor today when it was reported that four men were seen outside snooping around CBI director Alok Verma's house, who is sent on leave. Verma later said that the Intelligence Bureau is spying on him. Four people who were seen outside his residence were being questioned by Delhi Police, which was later denied by senior police officials.The suspected men were taken inside the house by the guards of Alok Verma. The police were called in and after initial investigations it was found that they were from the Intelligence Department and they  were carrying their I-Cards also.CBI vs CBI mud-slinging will certainly go down in the history of Indian Democracy as one of the darkest days when the country's premier investigation agency is shrouded in controversy with its two top officials indulging in slug-fest and hurling accusations of corruption at each other. Central Bureau of Investigation is the premier investigating agency of the country which takes up the most sensitive and difficult cases including that of corruption. Ironical, isn't it; that the agency which untangles knotty issues of corruption itself is embroiled in charges of corruption.In a dramatic midnight action, the government on Wednesday divested CBI chief Alok Verma of his charge and Joint Director M. Nageshwar Rao was asked to take over.Former Assistant Director of CBI, N S Kharayat has said that the central government should take the issue very seriously.