New Delhi, February 2: The Prime Minister-led selection committee on Saturday appointed Rishi Kumar Shukla as the new Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). Apart from PM Narendra Modi, the panel comprised Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi and Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge.
Shukla is an MP-cadre IPS officer. The appointment has been made for a period of two years from the date of assuming the charge of the office.
The post of the CBI chief was 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.
Both Verma and Asthana had accused each other of corruption.
M Nageswara Rao has been working as the interim CBI director after Verma’s ouster.