Praveen Sood, a senior IPS officer, was appointed the new CBI director on Thursday and will hold the position for two years, according to officials.
They claimed that Subodh Kumar Jaiswal, the departing director, gave Sood the agency’s reins at its headquarters on his last day of work.
Sood served as the state’s director general of police and is an Indian Police Service (IPS) officer from the Karnataka cadre’s 1986 batch. After Jaiswal, he is the most senior IPS official in the nation.
In a meeting of a powerful committee that included Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud, and Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, Sood’s name was cleared.
According to reports, Chowdhury, a prominent member of Congress, dissented from Sood’s appointment as the new head of the CBI. The department of personnel and training had stated in an order.