Among the 60-70 names discussed in the high panel committee meeting that took place at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s resident on Friday, three names stand out. A final decision that is slated to take place on Saturday, could see one among Rajni Kant Mishra, Javeed Ahmed, SS Deswal get selected for the prestigious of the CBI director.
He we tell you everything you need to know about the top candidates
Rajni Kant Mishra
- Mishra was born on 2 August 1958 in Patna (Bihar).
- He has a postgraduate degree in Geology.
- He is an IPS Officer from the 1984-batch of the Uttar Pradesh cadre.
- He served in the several districts of UP such as Lucknow and Kanpur.
- Mishra was assigned to be Inspector General, BSF of Tripura and South Bengal Frontier in 2013.
- The 1984-batch IPS was later made the Additional Director General of Border Security Force.
- In 2018, he was made the Director General of the BSF after he served as the Director General of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB). SS Deswal took his post at SSB.
- Javed Ahmed was born on 15 March 1960 in Patna (Bihar).
- He is a 1984 batch IPS officer of the Uttar Pradesh cadre.
- He did his post graduation in History.
- He has taken various key roles such as Director General (DG) of Uttar Pradesh, Inspector General/Secretary in Department of Home and Confidential of Uttar Pradesh Government, Deputy Inspector General in CBI.
- Javeed currently is the Director of National Institute of Criminology of Forensic Sciences (NICFS).
- Deswal was born on 6 August 1961 and belongs to Haryana.
- He served as the Director General of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) after Rajnikant Mishra was made the Director General of BSF.
- In November 2018, he was appointed as Director General of Indo-Tibetan Border Police(ITBP) by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC).
The high-level committee had earlier removed Alok Verma as CBI chief by making him the Director General, Fire Services, Civil Services and Home Guard which he refused to accept.
Verma and Central Bureau of Investigation Special Director Rakesh Asthana were sent on forced leave on October 23 after their fight became public. Both the officials had leveled allegations of bribery against each other.