The Department of Personnel and Training, run by Personnel Ministry, has appointed Praveen Sinha, as the interim director of the CBI, with immediate effect on 3rd February 2021. Sinha has been appointed in place of the incumbent chief RK Shukla, whose tenure came to an end on 3rd February 2021.

Praveen Sinha, a 1988-batch Gujarat cadre IPS officer, is currently an additional director at Central Bureau of Investigation, the premier investigating agency of India. He shall look after the duties of Director Central Bureau of Investigation till the appointment of new director Central Bureau of Investigation, or until further orders, whichever is earlier.

Govt Appoints Praveen Sinha as interim Director of CBI Govt Appoints Praveen Sinha as interim Director of CBI