3 member collegium led by PM Narendra Modi and CJI J. S. Khehar appointed Delhi Police Commissioner Alok Verma as the next director of the CBI.
The third member in the panel, Congress leader Mallikaarjuna Kharge opposed the appointment.
The 1979 batch IPS officer from Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram and Union Territories (AGMUT) cadre has been appointed CBI Director for a period of two years following appointment by ACC
Verma took charge of Delhi Police chief post in February 2016. Anil Sinha was the previous CBI director.
1984 batch IPS officer from Gujarat cadre was presently looking after CBI work as interim director.
Kharge reportedly gave his dissent note of selecting Alok Verma for the CBI Director citing that he
59 year old Verma, who was due to retire from service in July this year. He will now have a fixed tenure of two years as CBI Director.
He had worked in various positions in Delhi Police. He also held posts in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Puducherry, Mizoram and in the Intelligence Bureau.
He took charge of Delhi Police from B S Bassi last year, after relinquishing the charge of DG of Tihar Jail.
Verma is the 27th Director of CBI.The other strong contender IPS officers were:
- MHA special secretary Rupak Kumar Dutta,
- Maharashtra Director General of Police Satish Mathur and
- ITBP Director General Krishna Chaudhary.