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Subodh Kumar Jaiswal takes over as Director of CBI News India


NEW DELHI: Subodh Kumar Jaiswal, a 1985 IPS officer who serves as the CEO of CISF, took over as director of CBI on Wednesday.
The Central Bureau of Investigation was working without a regular boss for more than three months after Rishi Kumar Shukla completed his two-year term on February 3.
Jaiswal was chosen from a short list of three officers – the other two being SSB chief Kumar Rajesh Chandra and special secretary at MHA VSK Kaumudi – approved by the PM-led selection panel on Monday.
Jaiswal, a former DGP from Maharashtra and a former senior police officer from Mumbai, was the highest ranking officer on the panel.
Jaiswal was in 2018 a surprise election for the post of Mumbai Police Commissioner in place of Datta Padsalgikar, who was then promoted to DGP. The PMO’s intervention was required at that time to relieve Jaiswal, known for his honesty and integrity. Following Padsalgikar’s retirement, Jaiswal was appointed as State DGP.
Among the large cases he dealt with were the 2005 Telgi seal paper scam, the 2006 serial train blast case, and the Malegaon blast case.
Significantly, Jaiswal’s appointment has caused a stir in the ruling MVA in Maharashtra. Currently, following a petition filed by the former Mumbai Police Chief Param Bir Singh against former Interior Minister Anil Deshmukh, the CBI, following the directives of Bombay HC, has submitted a first informative report against Deshmukh.

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