The Prime Minister led selection panel has appointed former Madhya Pradesh Police chief Rishi Kumar Shukla as the new CBI director for a fixed tenure of two years.

The 1983-batch IPS officer of Madhya Pradesh cadre is at present chairman of the Madhya Pradesh Police Housing Corporation and he is succeeding Alok Verma, who was removed from the post on 10th of January.

His appointment came after the high-level selection committee headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi met twice in the last nine days to select the name from a list of over 70 candidates for the investigating agency’s top job.

After being removed from the post of CBI director by the PM-led panel, Alok Verma was named as the Director General of Fire Services, Civil Defence and Home Guards but he did not accept the offer.

After Verma’s ouster, M Nageswara Rao was working as the interim CBI Chief.

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