Bengaluru: Mr Alok Kumar Verma, Commissioner of Police, Delhi is the new director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), according to official sources.
A three-member committee headed by Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi selected Mr Alok Kumar Verma as the CBI chief. The selection committee had Congress leader Mr Mallikarjun Kharge and Chief Justice of India, or his nominee, as its other members.
The post of the Director of the country’s premier probe agency was vacant for over a month following the retirement of Mr Anil Sinha, on December 2, 2016. Mr Rakesh Asthana, a Gujarat-cadre IPS was acting as the interim director of the CBI.
Mr Alok Kumar Verma, belonging to the 1979 batch Indian Police Service officer of the Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram and Union Territory (AGMUT) cadre, been the Delhi Police chief for the last 11 months. He is likely to take charge tomorrow.