Former General DGP Subodh Kumar Jaiswal appointed CBI Director

Read in Hindi: पूर्व जनरल डीजीपी सुबोध कुमार जायसवाल सीबीआई निदेशक नियुक्त

The 1985 batch officer of Maharashtra cadre is currently posted as Director General of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF).

A high-powered committee headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Justice of India NV Ramana and Congress Lok Sabha leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Tuesday appointed IPS officer Subodh Kumar Jaiswal as the new Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) director.

The 1985 batch officer of Maharashtra cadre is currently posted as Director General of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF).

According to the order issued by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC), Jaiswal will take over the command of the CBI. The post has been lying vacant since the first week of February when Rishi Kumar Shukla completed his term. Since then, Additional Director Praveen Sinha has been looking into the affairs of the premier investigative agency as the interim chief.

The decision to appoint Jaiswal to the prestigious post was taken by the panel after a 90-minute-long meeting, in which the Congress leader allegedly opposed the process adopted for selection.

Jaiswal will have a fixed tenure of two years from the day he joins the CBI.

Who is Subodh Kumar Jaiswal?

Subodh Kumar, a 1985-batch Maharashtra cadre IPS, is currently serving as the Director General of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF). He has previously held the positions of Mumbai Police Commissioner and Maharashtra DGP and worked in India’s external intelligence agency, RAW.

The post of CBI director was vacant after he retired on February 4 after a two-year tenure of the then official Rishi Kumar Shukla. After the term of RK Shukla ended, the CBI got an acting director as Praveen Sinha.

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