Rishi Kumar Shukla Takes Charge as a New CBI Chief

Rishi Kumar Shukla is the newly-appointed CBI Chief. He took charge of the probe agency today. The appointment comes at a time when the agency is busy in a turf war with the Kolkata Police which has spiralled into a political slugfest between the Centre and West Bengal Government. 

Mr. Shukla is a 1983-batch IPS officer, a former DGP of the Madhya Pradesh Police and an Intelligence Bureau veteran. A perplexed interim CBI chief M. Nageswara Rao was seen scrambling resources to counter the West Bengal Police’s action that not only detained a CBI team, which went to question Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar, but also cordoned off the agency’s office at the CGO complex in Salt Lake City. 

The arrival of  Mr. Shukla, a 58-year old a, as a full-fledged director is likely to bring some sort of order in the agency as it moves the Supreme Court to challenge the action of the West Bengal government in ponzi scam cases. 

However, CM Mamata Banerjee had started a dharna on Sunday evening to protest against the alleged highhandedness of the Centre and insults meted out to her by PM Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah. 

The issues were triggered when a team of CBI officials arrived unannounced at the doors of Kolkata Police chief Rajeev Kumar to question him in connection with Saradha and Rose Valley scam. 

Source- PTI 

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