The Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions of the Government of India announced on February 2 that the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Rishi Kumar Shukla, IPS, as the Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
According to the government statement, the decision was taken based on the panel recommended by the Committee constituted as per Section 4A(1) of the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act, 1946.
Shukla replaces Alok Verma who was surreptitiously removed from his position in January by a 3-member committee headed by Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi.
It is said that Verma was trying to probe the Rafale deal in which it is alleged that corruption worth crores of rupees has been committed by the Modi government. It is expected that Shukla will investigate the Rafale case to reveal the truth of this deal to the people of India.
Shukla will serve for a period of two years from the date of assumption of charge of the office.
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