Amid Crisis in Kolkata, Rishi Shukla Takes Charge as CBI Director
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Amid Crisis in Kolkata, Rishi Shukla Takes Charge as CBI Director

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IPS Rishi Kumar Shukla took charge as the new CBI director on Monday, 4 February, amid the ongoing tussle between the central investigating agency and the Kolkata police.

On Saturday, Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge sent a dissent note on Shukla's appointment, citing the officer's lack of experience in anti-corruption investigations.

Attorney General KK Venugopal on Monday also filed a contempt petition in the Supreme Court against activist lawyer Prashant Bhushan for allegedly scandalising the court with his recent tweets on the appointment of former interim chief of CBI M Nageshwar Rao.

  • IPS Officer Rishi Kumar Shukla was appointed as the new CBI director on Saturday, 2 February
  • The announcement came after the second meeting of the PM-led panel
  • The Supreme Court on Friday had expressed displeasure at non-appointment of a regular CBI director
  • After being reinstated by SC on 8 January, Former CBI Director Alok Verma was removed by the PM Modi-led panel on 10 January

Attorney General Files Contempt Petition Against Advocate Prashant Bhushan in SC

Attorney General KK Venugopal on Monday, 4 February, filed a contempt petition in the Supreme Court against activist lawyer Prashant Bhushan for allegedly scandalising the court with his recent tweets on the appointment of former interim chief of CBI M Nageshwar Rao. The contempt petition refers to the 1 February tweets by Bhushan in which he had allegedly said that the government appeared to have misled the apex court and perhaps submitted fabricated minutes of meeting of the high-powered Selection Committee headed by the Prime Minister.

Venugopal said in his plea that through his tweets, Bhushan appeared to have deliberately intended to cast aspersions on the "integrity and honesty" of the Attorney General who had placed the minutes of the meeting before the apex court during the 1 February hearing.

(PTI)

Rishi Kumar Shukla Takes Charge as New CBI Director

IPS Rishi Kumar Shukla has taken charge as the new CBI director.

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Rishi Kumar Shukla Reaches CBI Headquarters

Rishi Kumar Shukla has reached the CBI headquarters in Delhi.

IPS Rishi Kumar Shukla Likely to Charge Today

IPS Rishi Kumar Shukla is likely to take charge as the new CBI director on Monday, 4 February amid the ongoing tussle between the central investigating agency and the Kolkata police.

Arun Jaitley Slams Kharge for Dissenting on New CBI Chief's Appointment

In a series of tweets, Union Minister Arun Jaitley hit out at Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge for dissenting the appointment of RK Shukla as the CBI chief.

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