Alok Verma appointed new CBI director
- Alok Verma’s name for the CBI director’s post was cleared by a three-member selection panel headed by PM Narendra Modi, CJI Jagdish Singh Khehar and Mallikarjun Kharge.
- The post of CBI director was lying vacant for over one month following Anil Sinha’s retirement on 2 December.
- At present, Gujarat-cadre IPS officer Rakesh Asthana is the interim director of the investigating agency.
- Verma, a 1979 batch IPS officer of Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram and Union Territories (AGMUT) cadre, took over as Delhi Police Commissioner.