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DPC Alok Verma appointed CBI Chief

Jan 19th, 2017 3:31 pm | By | Category: LATEST NEWS

Alok Verma, IPS

Alok Verma, IPS

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today approved the appointment of Delhi Police Commissioner Alok Kumar Verma as the new Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation.

Verma will take over from interim director Rakesh Asthana, who was handed the reins of the investigating agency after former director Anil Sinha retired on December 2. He’ll serve for a period of two years.

The search panel that chose Verma included PM Modi, Chief Justice of India J S Khehar and Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge.

Verma, a 1979 batch IPS officer of the Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram and Union Territory cadre, was the Director General of Tihar jail before he took charge as the Commissioner of Delhi Police in February last year.

He has served the Delhi Police in number of positions, including Deputy Commissioner of Police (south district), Joint Commissioner of the Crime Branch, Joint Commissioner of Police (New Delhi Range), Special CP (Intelligence) and Special CP (Vigilance).

He has also served as the Inspector General of Police in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, and as the Director General of Police (DGP) of Puducherry.

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