PM-led panel appoints Rishi K Shukla as new CBI director
Rishi Kumar Shukla has been appointed as the new director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
Rishi K Shukla is an officer of 1983 cadre of the IPS. He has been appointed for a period of two years from the day of assumption of office.
The Centre announced the name of next CBI chief, ignoring the objections raised by Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge, a member of Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led selection committee, on the names of probable contenders proposed by the government.
Senior IPS officers of 1984 batch, Javeed Ahmed, Rajni Kant Misra and SS Deswal, were also said to be among the top contenders for the coveted post.
The post of the CBI chief had been lying vacant since January 10 after the unceremonious exit of Alok Verma.