File photo of Central Bureau of Investigation headquarters in New Delhi. (Source: PTI)

CBI Additional Director Nageswar Rao Removed

In a sudden move, the government on Friday removed Central Bureau of Investigation Additional Director M Nageswar Rao and posted him as a Director General Fire Services, Civil Defence and Home Guard.

A 1986-batch Indian Police Services officer from Odisha cadre, Rao held the position of interim chief of the CBI twice.

According to an official order, he was removed as the CBI’s additional director and posted as a Director General Fire Services, Civil Defence and Home Guard.

The government had earlier removed former agency director Alok Verma and his deputy Rakesh Asthana amidst an unprecedented tussle between the two.

They had leveled allegations of corruption against each other after which the government handed over the charge to Rao till the appointment of Rishi Kumar Shukla as the new CBI director in February this year.

Also read: Nageswar Rao’s Appointment As Interim CBI Director Challenged In Supreme Court

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