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Senior IPS officer YC Modi appointed as new NIA chief

Senior IPS officer YC Modi appointed as new NIA chief”

YC Modi has been announced as the Director General of National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday.

The decision was taken by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet following an proposal from the minsitry.

Modi will hold the post until his superannuation on May 31, 2021, the order said. In CBI, he has handled the Sheena Bora murder case which saw the arrest of high profile media tycoons Peter and Indrani Mukerjea. He will take over from incumbent NIA Chief Sharad Kumar after he completes his tenure on October 30.

The NIA is a federal probe agency that investigates cases of terrorism and funding of terror.

Mr Modi had been a part of Supreme Court appointed Special Investigation Team that probed 2002 Gujarat Riots. Their report was accepted by the top court in 2013.

He had worked as an Additional Director General of Police in Shillong. In 2015, he was appointed as the additional director of the Central Bureau of Investigation.

Another senior IPS officer, Rajni Kant Misra, has been appointed Director General of the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB).



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