New Delhi: The government on Saturday appointed Rishi Kumar Shukla the new director of the Central Bureau of Investigation for a term of two years. Shukla, a 1983 batch Indian Police Service Officer, is the former Director General of Police of Madhya Pradesh. He is currently the chairman of the Madhya Pradesh Police Housing Corporation.
The Cabinet’s Appointments Committee approved Shukla’s name based on a selection panel’s recommendation. Shikla will take charge from interim director M Nageswara Rao. Two previous meetings of a selection panel, which was led by Prime Minister Modi and comprsed Supreme Court Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge, had remained inconclusive.