Delhi Police Commissioner Alok Verma will be the next CBI Chief
The post of CBI director was vacant for last one month after Anil Sinha�s retirement on December 2.
The Delhi Police Commissioner Alok Verma will become the next CBI Chief. A panel led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which also comprises Chief Justice of India J S Khehar and the Leader of Congress party in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge cleared his appointment.
Earlier, Verma was the Director General (Prisons) of Delhi, after which he became the Delhi Police Chief on February 29, 2016.
The post of CBI director was vacant for last one month after Anil Sinha’s retirement on December 2. However, Gujarat-cadre IPS officer Rakesh Asthana was asked to head the agency as the interim director.
Earlier on Monday, during a meeting to appoint the CBI chief, Kharge had reportedly opposed his appointment expressing concern that Alok Verma never served in the agency. He had also opposed the move to make Alok Verma as CBI chief saying that his appointment would be in violation of Supreme Court guidelines.
However, the other top contenders for the post were said to be senior Union Home Ministry official Rupak Kumar Dutta and Maharashtra Director General of Police Satish Mathur. While Verma is a 1979 batch officer, Dutta and Mathur are from the 1981 batch.