New Delhi: The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has, based on the panel recommended by the Committee constituted as per Section 4A(1) of the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act, 1946, approved the appointment of Shri Rishi Kumar Shukla, IPS(MP:1983) as Director, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) vice Shri Alok Kumar Verma, IPS(AGMU:1979), for a period of two years from the date of assumption of charge of the office.
Shukla, a 1983-batch IPS 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. He joins at a time when CBI is going through a leadership crisis and discontent among subordinate officers, who are upset with their “unjustified transfers”.