Delhi police commissioner Alok Kumar Verma appointed CBI chief
New Delhi: A 1979 batch IPS officer of Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram and Union Territories cadre, Delhi Police commissioner Alok Kumar Verma was on Thursday appointed director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
His tenure as CBI Director will be of two years. He had previously served as the director general of Tihar Jail and the police chief of Mizoram.Verma had taken over as Delhi Police Commissioner from 29 February 2016.
His name was cleared by a three-member selection panel headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and comprising Chief Justice of India Jagdish Singh Khehar and Congress leader in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge as members.
The post of CBI director was lying vacant for over one month following Anil Sinhaâs retirement on 2 December.