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1984-batch IPS officer Y C Modi is new NIA Director-General

He has also worked with Cabinet Secretariat between 1991 and 2002 which included a foreign posting

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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Y C Modi, a 1984-batch Assam- cadre IPS officer, today took over the reins of the country's anti-terror organisation -- the Investigation Agency -- as its new Director-General.

succeeds Sharad Kumar whose tenure saw the agency probing some high-profile cases such as the Bodhgaya Temple blast, explosions during the rally of the then BJP's prime ministerial candidate Modi, the Pathankot airbase attack, ISIS links and the terror- funding case.

"Many important cases such as the UNLF (United Liberation Front) case, Dilsukhnagar (Hyderabad) blast case, ISIS conspiracy cases and FICN (Fake Indian Currency Notes) cases resulted in conviction," the agency said in a statement.

Yogesh Chander Modi joined the as officer on special duty on September 22.

He has worked with the for 10 years in two stints (2002-2010 and 2015-2017) where he handled special crime and economic offences besides anti- corruption cases.

He has also worked with Cabinet Secretariat between 1991 and 2002 which included a foreign posting.

Before joining the on promotion, Modi was working as Additional Director, CBI,

"He was awarded with the Police Medal for Meritorious Service in 2001 and the President's Police Medal for Distinguished Service in the year 2008," the statement said.

First Published: Mon, October 30 2017. 16:07 IST
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