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Rishi Kumar Shukla takes charge as new CBI director

Rishi Kumar Shukla at CBI headquarters in New Delhi. Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Feb 04, 2019, 11.44 AM (IST)

Rishi Kumar Shukla took charge as the new director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday.

Shukla was appointed to the post on February 2 for a term of two years. 

Shukla, a 1983-batch IPS officer, took charge at a time when the agency is busy in a dirty battle of turf war with the Kolkata Police which has spiralled into a political slugfest between the Centre and West Bengal government.

RK Shukla, IPS, took over charge as director of the CBI this morning, CBI spokesperson Nitin Wakankar said.

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The arrival of 58-year old Shukla, a former DGP of the Madhya Pradesh Police and an Intelligence Bureau veteran, as a full-fledged director is likely to bring some sort of order in the agency as it moves to the Supreme Court to challenge the action of the West Bengal government in ponzi scam cases.

(With inputs from agencies)

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A 1983-batch IPS officer, Shukla has taken the charge at a time the agency is busy in a dirty battle of a turf war with the Kolkata Police which has spiralled into a political slugfest between the Centre and West Bengal Government.