Alok Kumar Verma appointed as new CBI Director

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NEW DELHI (INDIA): The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Alok Kumar Verma as the new CBI Director.

His appointment will be for a period of two years from the date of assumption of charge of his office.

Verma, currently Delhi Police commissioner, is a 1979 batch Indian Police Service officer of the Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram and Union Territory (AGMUT) cadre.

The post of CBI director was lying vacant for over one month following Anil Sinha’s retirement on December 2.

At present, Gujarat-cadre IPS officer Rakesh Asthana is the interim director of the investigating agency.

Verma name was cleared by a three-member selection panel headed by Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi and comprising Chief Justice of India Jagdish Singh Khehar and Congress leader in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge as members.