Praveen Sood appointed as new CBI director

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Praveen SoodPraveen Sood, a 1986 batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer of the Karnataka cadre, has been appointed as the next director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

An Overview of the News

  • Praveen Sood will replace current CBI Director Subodh Jaiswal when his term ends on May 25.

  • The Department of Personnel and Training approved the appointment of Sood as CBI Director for a period of two years.

Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI):

  • CBI is the premier investigative agency of India.

  • It was established in 1941 as Special Police Establishment and later renamed as Central Bureau of Investigation in 1963.

  • Its primary objective is to maintain the integrity and credibility of administration, ensure justice and uphold the rule of law.

  • It is responsible for the investigation of a wide range of cases including corruption, economic offences, fraud, organised crime and other serious crimes of national and international importance.

  • Headquarters - New Delhi

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