Rishi Kumar Shukla: New CBI Chief Chosen From List Of Over 30 Contenders

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New Delhi: Former Director-General of Police of Madhya Pradesh Rishi Kumar Shukla, a 1983 batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer of the M.P. cadre, was on February 2 appointed the Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), the country’s premier investigation agency, for two years.
Mr. Shukla was picked from a panel of several names cleared by the high-power committee, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and comprising the Chief Justice of India and the Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha.
“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 as Director, CBI, for a period of two years,” stated the official notification issued by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) in the evening.
Shukla’s appointment also coincides with the agency’s investigation into high profile cases involving top politicians and political opponents of the NDA government.
Among the cases are the recently lodged illegal mining case involving former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Akhilesh Yadav, land acquisition case involving former CM of Haryana Bhupinder Hooda and Aircel Maxis case with former Finance Minister P Chidambaram named as accused among others.

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