Govt Appoints Rishi Kumar Shukla, MP Cadre As The Next CBI Chief

| February 3 , 2019 , 18:27 IST

Rishi Kumar Shukla had been appointed as the new director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for a period of two years on Saturday.

Rishi is a 1983 batch IPS officer, was earlier working as the OSD in the Bhopal, Police Headquarters (PHQ).

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.

The post of the CBI chief has been lying vacant since January 10 after the unceremonious exit of Alok Verma, who had been engaged in a bitter fight with Gujarat-cadre IPS officer Rakesh Asthana over corruption charges.

Verma, after being removed from the post of CBI director by the PM-led panel, was named as the Director General of Fire Services, Civil Defence and Home Guards a less significant portfolio.

Verma did not accept the offer and 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