Published On: Sun, Oct 22nd, 2017

Rakesh Asthana promoted as CBI Special Director

New Delhi:  The Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) on Sunday appointed senior IPS officer of the Gujarat cadre Rakesh Asthana as special director in the CBI.

He is now the second senior-most officer in the central anti-corruption agency

Asthana’s elevation comes as part of promotion of eight IPS officers of the 1984 batch. Asthana is currently an additional director in the CBI and is handling several important probes including the AgustaWestland scam and cases related to allegations of corruption in Delhi government among others.

He is now the second senior-most officer in the central anti-corruption agency after CBI director Alok Verma.

Apart from Asthana, the ACC promoted Gurbachan Singh as Special Director in Intelligence Bureau (IB) and Sudeep Lakhtakia as Special DG in CRPF.

Rajesh Ranjan and AP Maheshwari have been promoted as Special DG in the Border Security Force (BSF).

This was announced by the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Department of Personnel and Training.

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