Former Madhya Pradesh Top Cop Rishi Kumar Shukla Appointed As Next CBI DirectorCBI headquarters in New Delhi (Sanchit Khanna/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Former Madhya Pradesh Police chief Rishi Kumar Shukla will be the next CBI director with a fixed tenure of two years, according to an order issued by the personnel ministry.

The 1983-batch IPS officer belongs to the Madhya Pradesh cadre and is presently the chairman of the Madhya Pradesh Police Housing Corporation.

Shukla was picked for the post by Prime Minister-led selection committee. The other members of the panel are Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi and Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge.

The post of the CBI chief was lying vacant since January 10 after the previous chief Alok Verma, who had been engaged in an acrimonious turf war with Special Director Rakesh Asthana, was sacked from this post. Asthana too was removed. Both Verma and Asthana hurled corruption charges against each other

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