Delhi Police Commissioner Alok Verma

Alok Verma, who is working as a Police Commissioner of Delhi, on Thursday was appointed as the next chief of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). A three-member selection panel headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved his appointment for a period of 2 years.

The panel which approved the appointment comprised of PM Modi, Congress leader in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge and Chief Justice of India Jagdish Singh Khehar as members. After Anil Sinha’s retirement on December 2, the post of CBI director lied vacant for over one month.

Newly appointed Alok Verma is a 1979 batch IPS officer of the AGMUT (Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram and Union Territory) cadre. Mr Verma has earlier served as the Director General of Tihar jail.

Mr Verma has also served Delhi Police in many positions, including Joint Commissioner of the Crime Branch, Deputy Commissioner of Police (South District), Special CP (Vigilance), Special CP (Intelligence) and Joint Commissioner of Police (New Delhi Range).