Rishi Kumar Shukla takes charge as CBI chief

Rishi Kumar Shukla CBI Chief

New Delhi, Feb 4: Rishi Kumar Shukla took charge as the chief of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday.

Shukla took charge at a time when the agency clashed with the Kolkata Police on Sunday over questioning of its Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar over a ponzi scheme scam.

The confrontation has led to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee staging a sit-in protest in Kolkata.

A 1983-batch IPS officer of the Madhya Pradesh cadre, Shukla was appointed as the 28th Director General of Police (DGP) of Madhya Pradesh on June 30, 2016.

But he was shifted to the post of Police Housing Corporation chief last week by the state’s new Congress regime.

His appointment comes after Alok Verma was removed on January 10 unceremoniously from the post following his bitter feud with Special Director Rakesh Asthana.


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