The Hush Post|18:00 pm|1-min-read
The Central Bureau of Investigation has appointed Rishi Kumar Shukla, as its new Director. Earlier, he held the post of Director General of Police of Madhya Pradesh. The appointment has been made after several rounds of meetings by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led selection committee.
“The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has, based on the panel recommended by the Committee constituted as per Section 4A(1) of the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act, 1946, approved the appointment of Rishi Kumar Shukla, IPS(MP-1983) as Director of CBI for a period of two years from the date of assumption of charge of the office,” the government statement said.
The post of the CBI chief has been vacant since January 10 after the exit of Alok Verma. Verma is engaged in a fight with Gujarat-cadre IPS officer Rakesh Asthana over corruption charges.
After being removed from the post of CBI director by the PM-led panel, Verma was named as the Director General of Fire Services, Civil Defence and Home Guards. However, Verma did not accept the offer. He wrote to the government, saying he should be considered as deemed superannuated as he has completed 60 years age of superannuation on July 31, 2017.
He had taken over as the CBI chief on February 1, 2017 for a fixed two-year tenure that ended Thursday. In the interim period after Verma’s exit, M Nageswara Rao was working as the interim CBI chief.