Former Madhya Pradesh Director General of Police Rishi Kumar Shukla, a 1983-batch officer. His name was chosen from a shortlist of over 30 contenders for the top post by a committee led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Mr Shukla will head the CBI for a period of two years. The 58-year-old officer from Gwalior is at present the chairman of the Madhya Pradesh Police Housing Corporation. Although Mr Shukla has never been part of the CBI, he had served in the Intelligence Bureau where he handled several sensitive cases. He is said to be close to National Security Advisor Ajit Doval. His appointment was made a day after the second meeting of a high-powered committee comprising PM Modi, Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and opposition leader Mallikarjun Kharge
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