Rishi Kumar Shukla on Monday took charge as the new director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)
Shukla, former Madhya Pradesh Police chief, was appointed CBI chief on Saturday. His appointment came weeks after controversial removal of Alok Kumar Verma from the post.
The post of the CBI chief was lying vacant since January 10 after the unceremonious exit of Alok Kumar Verma, who had been engaged in a bitter fight with Gujarat-cadre IPS officer and former CBI special director Rakesh Asthana over corruption charges. Both Verma and Asthana had accused each other of corruption.
Shukla, a 1983 batch IPS officer of Madhya Pradesh cadre, will have a fixed tenure of two years, an order issued by Personnel Ministry said.
Prior to his appointment as the CBI chief, he was working as the chairman of Madhya Pradesh Police Housing Corporation in Bhopal after being removed from the post of director general of Madhya Pradesh Police a few days ago by the Congress government in the state.
Shukla took charge from M Nageshwara Rao, who was working as the interim chief of the probe agency following ouster of Verma.