Praveen Sood, Ex-Karnataka Prime Cop, Takes Cost As New CBI Chief

His identify was cleared in a gathering of a high-powered committee comprising Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

New Delhi:

Senior IPS officer Praveen Sood took over as the brand new CBI director at present and he can be within the publish for 2 years, officers mentioned. On his final working day, the outgoing director, Subodh Kumar Jaiswal, handed mr Sood the cost of the company at its headquarters right here, they mentioned.

Praveen Sood is a 1986-batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer of the Karnataka cadre and was the state’s director basic of police (DGP), officers mentioned. He’s the senior-most IPS officer within the nation after Jaiswal.

Mr Sood’s identify was cleared in a gathering of a high-powered committee comprising Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud and Chief of Opposition in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury.

Mr Chowdhury, a Congress chief, had reportedly given a dissent word on the number of Sood as the following director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

Born in Himachal Pradesh’s Kangra district in 1964, Mr Sood joined the IPS on the age 22 years after finishing his civil engineering from the Indian Institute of Expertise-Delhi.

He additionally holds a publish commencement levels from the Indian Institute of Administration -Bengaluru and the Maxwell College of Governance, Syracuse College, New York.

Throughout his 37 years of service, Mr Sood served in varied capacities within the Karnataka Police, together with superintendent of police of Bellary and Raichur districts; extra commissioner of police (site visitors), Bengaluru Metropolis; commissioner of police, Mysuru Metropolis and Bengaluru Metropolis; extra director basic of police; principal secretary (dwelling); DGP (Inside Safety) and DGP (CID), a CBI assertion mentioned.

The officer, recognized for his hands-on strategy, had supervised investigation of excessive profile circumstances involving excessive net-worth people and issues having inter-state and worldwide ramifications, it mentioned.

He additionally supervised probes in areas corresponding to cyber crime and knowledge know-how, the assertion mentioned.

The tech savvy officer had labored for strengthening of the CCTNS (Crime and Prison Monitoring Community and Programs) and the ICJS (Interoperable Prison Justice System) in Karnataka together with the judiciary.

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