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Keep your Kilkenny cat fight private, raps SC

DNDEL24642 | 12/6/2018 | Author : DNA Correspondent | WC :356 | India



New Delhi: The Centre on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that to save the CBI from public ridicule it decided to “immobilize” CBI director Alok Kumar Verma and send him and special director Rakesh Asthana on forced leave. The government accused the officers of taking their ugly fight to the media.
Attorney General KK Venugopal referred to the fight between Verma and Asthana as a fight between two “Kilkenny cats”, an expression borrowed from an old Irish tale of two cats who fought until only their tails were left. “It was best if they had kept their fight within domestic sphere and not let it out in public domain. News about their fight began to appear since July 2018.
“We acted in October, soon after Asthana filed a complaint
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