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Praveen Sood (DGP Karnataka), Sudhir Saxena (DGP Madhya Pradesh) and Taj Haasan are in the race to become the next CBI director.
Three senior IPS officers have been shortlisted for the selection of the new CBI director. A high level meeting was held in Delhi on Saturday. In which the Prime Minister, the Chief Justice of India and the Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha were included. This committee will select the new chief of the Central Bureau of Investigation.
According to reports, Praveen Sood (DGP Karnataka), Sudhir Saxena (DGP Madhya Pradesh) and Taj Haasan are now in the race to become the next CBI director. The two-year term of the current CBI director Subodh Kumar Jaiswal will end on May 25.
1986 batch IPS officer Praveen Sood at the forefront
Praveen Sood, a 1986 batch IPS officer of the state cadre, is the frontrunner for the post. Sood had hit headlines in March when Karnataka Congress chief DK Shivakumar accused him of siding with the BJP government in the state. Shivakumar had also demanded the arrest of the state Director General of Police, claiming that he was registering cases against Congress leaders.
Tenure can be extended up to five years
The selection of the CBI director is done through a high level committee. It consists of the Prime Minister, the Chief Justice of India and the Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha. It has a fixed tenure of two years, but can be extended up to five years.
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