Newly-appointed CBI chief Rishi Kumar Shukla took charge of the probe agency. Shukla, a 1983-batch IPS officer, took charge at a time when the agency is busy in a dirty turf war with the Kolkata Police which has spiralled into a political slugfest between the Centre and West Bengal government.
The arrival of 58-year old Shukla, a former DGP of Madhya Pradesh and an Intelligence Bureau veteran, as a full- fledged director is likely to bring some sort of order in the agency that has moved the Supreme Court to challenge the action of West Bengal government in ponzi scam cases.
Did You Know?
- The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is the premier investigating agency of India.
- Operating under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, the CBI is headed by the Director.
- The agency has been known to investigate several economic crimes, special crimes, cases of corruption and other high-profile cases.
- The CBI headquarters are located at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi.
- The founding director of the CBI was D. P. Kohli, who held the office from 1 April 1963 to 31 May 1968.
- CBI is exempted from the provisions of the Right to Information Act. This exemption was granted by the government on 9 June 2011 (with similar exemptions to the National Investigating Agency (NIA), the Directorate General of Income Tax Investigation and the National Intelligence Grid (Natgrid)) on the basis of national security.