YC Modi, Who Probed 2002 Gujarat Riots, Takes Charge as NIA’s DG
On Monday, YC Modi assumed charge as the new Director General of the National Investigation Agency (NIA).
Modi is a 1984-batch IPS officer of Assam-Meghalaya cadre and was part of an SC-appointed Special Investigation Team that probed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s role in the 2002 Gujarat riots. He was handed over the charge of Additional Director of the CBI in 2015.
The NIA is tasked with probing terrorism and terror-financing related cases.
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) approved YC Modi’s appointment as director general of the NIA, an order issued by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) said.
Modi will hold the post till his superannuation, i.e. 31 May 2021, the order said.
ACC has also approved the appointment of Modi as officer on special duty (OSD) in NIA with immediate effect to ensure a smooth takeover.
He will take over from Sharad Kumar after he completes his tenure on 30 October, the order said.
Kumar, who was appointed DG NIA in July 2013, has been given two extensions.
In October last year, he was given a one-year extension, apparently to help the agency complete some important probes, including the Pathankot terror case, terror strikes in Kashmir, Burdwan blast case and the Samjhauta blast cases Misra has been appointed director general of the SSB till the date of his superannuation, i.e. 31 August 2019, the DoPT order said.
(With inputs from PTI)