Karnataka DGP Praveen Sood Has Been Appointed the Next CBI Chief
DGP Praveen Sood of Karnataka has been named the new CBI director. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has named Praveen Sood, the Director General of Police in Karnataka, as its new director.
Praveen Sood, the director general of police (DGP) for Karnataka, is expected to lead the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) as its new director. The Tribune stated that he was one of the three IPS officers who had been shortlisted for the position, contrary to The Hindu’s claim that his name had been finalised for the top position.
On Sunday, a formal announcement of Sood’s appointment was made.
Sood is an IPS officer from the Karnataka cadre’s 1986 batch. The other two names were Dinkar Gupta (1987-batch Punjab cadre) and Madhya Pradesh DGP Sudhir Saxena (1987-batch MP cadre).
According to The Hindu, which cited unnamed sources, the panel that included Chief Justice of India D.Y. Chandrachud, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and the leader of the opposition in the Lok Sabha, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, chose Sood. It is understood that Chowdhury has submitted a dissent letter in opposition to Sood’s suggestion “as he was not among the original panel of officers who were shortlisted for the top CBI job and his name was included at the last minute,” the newspaper stated quoting sources.
The meeting of the panel for name selection, according to the publication, was held on May 13, Saturday—the day the Congress won resoundingly in the Karnataka state assembly elections. D.K. Shivakumar, the head of the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee, had accused him of harbouring bias against the Bharatiya Janata Party.
In 2018, Sood was appointed Karnataka’s DGP. His retirement date was set for May 2024. He will now hold the position of CBI boss for a definite two-year term beginning in May 2023.