CBI chief: PM, Kharge, CJI to meet on Jan 16

Meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi, , leader of the Congress in the Lok Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge and Chief Justice of India J S Khehar on next Central Bureau of Investigation(CBI) director issue to be discussed on January 16.

The meeting of the selection committee, headed by the Prime Minister, is expected to take place to finalise the name to head the premier investigating agency of the country.

Currently Rakesh Asthana, a Gujarat-cadre IPS officer of 1984-batch, is holding the additional charge of the director CBI.

Asthana’s appointment as the interim chief of the CBI has been challenged in the Supreme Court as after the enactment of the Lokpal Act, the director of the agency has to be appointed by the collegiums of the Prime Minister, the Chief Justice of India or his nominee and the Leader of the Opposition.


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