YC Modi becomes new NIA chief

nia-chief-yc-modiAppointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Shri Y. C. Modi as OSD in NIA with immediate effect, to ensure smooth takeover of responsibilities in NIA. YC Modi, an IPS officer who was part of a Special Investigation Team that inquired into the 2002 Gujarat riots, will head the country’s top anti-terror body, the National Investigation Agency (NIA).

A 1984 batch officer of the Assam-Meghalaya cadre, Mr Modi is at present a special director in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). In CBI, he has handled the Sheena Bora murder case which saw the arrest of high profile media tycoons Peter and Indrani Mukerjea. He will take over from Sharad Kumar, who completes his tenure on October 30. Mr Modi will hold the post till May 31, 2021. The government says he will take charge as Officer on Special Duty in the NIA immediately to ensure a smooth takeover.

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