New Delhi, May 14 (). Praveen Sood, a 1986 batch IPS officer of the Karnataka cadre, has been appointed as the Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) by a high-powered selection committee. Currently serving as the Director General of Police (DGP) in Karnataka, Sood brings experience and expertise to his new role.
The selection committee included Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Justice of India D.Y. Chandrachud and Leader of the Opposition in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury unanimously agreed on Sood’s appointment.
This decision was taken in the meeting held on Saturday evening. The current director Subodh Kumar Jaiswal is due to retire on May 25.
Prior to this, Praveen Sood has held various key positions in the police force. His appointment as CBI Director is a testimony to his dedication, professionalism and track record of maintaining law and order. With his vast experience in the IPS and his deep understanding of the intricacies of the Indian legal system, Sood is poised to lead the country’s premier investigative agency.
CBI plays an important role in handling high-profile cases related to corruption, economic offenses and other serious crimes. As its new director, Praveen Sood will be responsible for overseeing and guiding the agency’s operations, ensuring fair and impartial investigations, and maintaining the highest standards of professionalism and integrity.
The appointment of Praveen Sood as the chief of the CBI is expected to strengthen the agency’s capabilities and strengthen public confidence in its ability to deliver justice.
His appointment comes at a time when the CBI is facing many complex challenges and its role in upholding the rule of law and combating crime is of paramount importance.
With his vast experience, leadership skills and commitment to uphold the principles of justice, Praveen Sood is poised to lead the CBI towards greater effectiveness and transparency.
His appointment marks a new chapter in the agency’s history, and it is expected that under his leadership, the CBI will continue to serve as a pillar of accountability and fairness in India’s law enforcement landscape.