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Govt removes senior CBI officer Nageswar Rao, posted as DG fire services

A 1986-batch IPS officer from Odisha cadre, Rao held the position of interim chief of the CBI twice

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Interim Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) chief M Nageswara Rao presents a bouquet to the newly-appointed CBI Chief Rishi Kumar Shukla as he takes charge at CBI headquarters
M Nageswara Rao presents a bouquet to the newly-appointed CBI Chief Rishi Kumar Shukla as he takes charge at CBI headquarters

In a sudden move, the government on Friday removed CBI Additional Director M Nageswar Rao and posted him as a Director General Fire Services, Civil Defence and Home Guard.

A 1986-batch IPS officer from Odisha cadre, Rao held the position of interim chief of the CBI twice.

According to an official order, he was removed from the post of CBI additional director and posted as a Director General Fire Services, Civil Defence and Home Guard.

The government had decided to remove former agency director Alok Verma and his deputy Rakesh Asthana amidst an unprecedented tussle between the two.

They had levelled allegations of corruption against each other after which the government handed over the charge to Rao till the appointment of Rishi Kumar Shukla as the new in February this year.

First Published: Fri, July 05 2019. 21:00 IST
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