Selection Panel to decide new CBI chief on January 24


New Delhi: The Selection Panel will meet on January 24 to decide on new CBI director, the head of  central investigating agency of India, reports said.

The panel comprising Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress leader in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge and Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi will decide who will be the next CBI chief.

The central investigating agency is currently headed by an Interim Director M Nageswara Rao after the incumbent Alok Verma was shunted out unceremoniously on January 10.

Kharge has reportedly written to the Prime Minister saying the post of Interim Director does not “legally exist” as per the Delhi Special Police Establishment (DSPE) Act.

Therefore, immediate convening of the Selection Committee is necessary for choosing a new CBI Director.

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