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Former Madhya Pradesh DGP Rishi Kumar Shukla , Named New CBI Director

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After being asked by the Supreme Court, where it said it was ‘averse’ to the arrangement of an interim CBI director ,   the government has finally named former Madhya Pradesh Police chief Rishi Kumar Shukla s  the chief of the Central Bureau of Investigation for a fixed tenure of two years, according to a Personnel Ministry order.

Shukla, a 1983-batch Indian Police Service officer, is at present chairman of Madhya Pradesh Police Housing Corporation in Bhopal.

He has been appointed in place of Alok Kumar Verma, who was removed from the post of CBI Director on January 10.

Shukla was recently transferred from the post of Director General of Madhya Pradesh Police to the police housing corporation.

The appointment comes following two meeting of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led selection committee held on January 24 and February 1.

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