New Delhi: The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the recommendation of the panel headed by the Prime Minister, constituted as per Section 4A(1) of the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act, 1946, for the appointment of former Madhya Pradesh Director General of Police Rishi Kumar Shukla, IPS(MP:1983) as Director, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in place of Alok Kumar Verma, IPS(AGMU:1979), for a period of two years from the date of assumption of charge of the office.
Shukla is known for his upright image and is respected for his no-nonsense approach to handling law and order. Prior to becoming MP Police chief, He has headed the State police intelligence.
In the run up for the general election to the Madhya Pradesh Assembly, VK Singh, a 1984 batch IPS officer, was given the charge of DGP, when Shukla, who was then holding the top Police post suffered a medical condition and was rushed to Mumbai, where he underwent a bypass surgery.
On returning from medical leave, Shukla resumed work as DGP. Earlier this week, the Madhya Pradesh Government, headed by Chief Minister Kamal Nath, went for a top-level change in the police Department and posted Shukla as chairman State Police Housing Corporation and appointed in his place VK Singh as the new State police chief.