Delhi Police Commissioner Alok Kumar Verma was appointed director of CBI on 19 January, 2016. His name was cleared by a 3 member selection panel headed by PM Modi, Chief Justice of India Jagdish Singh Khehar and Congress leader in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge. These three were the members of the panel. According to the official sources Verma has been made the CBI chief. In his thirty six years of career in total as police, Alok Verma’s appointment as the CBI director is his 24th posting. Well, originally slated to retire on July 31 this year, Mr. Alok will get a fixed tenure of 2 years as the CBI chief . In fact Mr. Verma has no prior experience of working in the CBI.
Alok Kumar Verma Background
- Shri Alok Kumar Verma is a 1979 batch IPS officer of the Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram and UT (AGMUT) cadre.
- Verma had served as the Director General of Tihar Jail since August 2014.
- Prior to that Mr. Alok was serving as the Special Commissioner of Police (Administration).
- Verma has also served in the Delhi Police in number of positions.
- He had been Deputy Commissioner of Police, South District. He was also a joint Commissioner of the Crime Branch. He served as joint Commissioner of Police, New Delhi Range.
- He was also in Special CP (Intelligence) and Special CP, Vigilance.
- Alok Kumar Verma had served as the Inspector General of Police in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
- He also served as the director General of Police (DGP) of Puducherry
Facts about CBI
- CBI aka Central Bureau of Investigation itself was not established via any act of the parliament but still it derives its power of investigation from the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act 1946.
- CBI was first set up as Special Police Establishment (SPE) 1941 by the British. Britishers setup this org to investigate the corruption and economic offenses related to supply department by the Government Officers during the World War II.