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Praveen Sood as the new CBI Director

Praveen Sood as the new CBI Director – The 1986-batch, Karnataka cadre Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Praveen Sood has been elected the head of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for a period of two years from the date of taking charge, after Subodh Kumar Jaiswal completes his tenure on May 25th, 2023. A government order was released by the committee headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Who is Praveen Sood?

  • He is currently the Director General and Inspector General of Police, in Karnataka State, and is posted in Bengaluru.
  • He is an alumnus of IIT Delhi and IIM-Bangalore.
  • He served as Superintendent of Police, Bellary and Raichur before getting posted to Bangalore city as Deputy Commissioner of Police, Law and Order.
  • He served as the Commissioner of Police, Bengaluru city, the Director General of Police, CID, Economic Offences & Special Units. 

Who appoints the CBI director?

The panel including the Prime Minister, the Leader of the Opposition and the Chief Justice of India selects the CBI chief. The process of appointment was founded by the Supreme Court’s Vineet Narain judgement (1997), and the changes made to The Delhi Special Police Establishment (DSPE) Act, 1946 by The Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013.

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