The Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday approved the appointment of Alok Verma, IPS, as Director CBI, for a period of 2 years. Alok Verma was Delhi Police Commissioner.
Alok Verma took charge as the Delhi Police Commisioner in February last year. He was to hold the post till July 2017.
Earlier on Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led three-member met in New Delhi to decide on the chief of the country's premier probe agency CBI. The post of CBI director was lying vacant for over one month following Anil Sinha's retirement on December 2.
At present, Gujarat-cadre IPS officer Rakesh Asthana is the interim director of the investigating agency.