New CBI chief appointment: Kharge writes dissent note to PM Modi


New Delhi, Feb 2 : Objecting to the appointment of IPS officer Rishi Kumar Shukla as the new CBI Director, Senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge Saturday wrote a dissent note to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said Shukla lacks experience in anti-corruption investigations.

Kharge said that officers without relevant experience of handling corruption cases should not have been considered for the CBI director post.
Union minister Jitendra Singh claimed that the Congress leader tried to manipulate the selection critirea.

“It’s rather Kharge who is guilty of trying to have manipulated independent assessment based criteria, in order to accommodate names of his preference,” Jitendra said.

Rishi Kumar Shukla, a 1983-batch IPS officer of Madhya Pradesh cadre, was appointed as the new chief of the Central Bureau of Investigation.

“Whatever is being said by him is totally unfounded and not based on facts. For the selection of CBI Director, a very objective criteria was followed,” Singh said.

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