Fake news: Alok Verma called PM Modi “most corrupt Prime Minister in independent India” in his resignation letter

On January 11, former CBI director Alok Verma resigned from service a day after a high-powered committee led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi decided to remove him from his post and transfer him to the post of DG, Fire Services. A day after this, a claim about the former CBI chief calling PM Modi, the most corrupt Prime Minister in his resignation letter went viral on social media.पूर्व सीबीआई निदेशक अलोक वर्मा ने दिया इस्तीफा पत्र लिखकर नरेंद्र मोदी को बताया आज़ाद भारत का सबसे भ्रष्ट प्रधानमंत्री “(Former CBI Director Alok Verma resigns. He wrote a letter calling Narendra Modi, the most corrupt Prime Minister of independent India -translated), reads a post by a Facebook page, I Support Ravish Kumar. It has been shared more than 15,000 times.

No mention about the Prime Minister

Alok Verma had addressed his resignation letter to the Secretary of Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT). A picture of the letter was tweeted by journalist Nidhi Razdan.

The text of the letter was also reported by several media organizations. An article published by Hindustan Times on January 11 also reproduced the letter, a copy of which is posted below. As can be seen in the letter below, at no point in the letter did Alok Verma refer to the Prime Minister.

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