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Four officials including one probing Nirav Modi case get extension in CBI

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Four senior officials, including the one looking into the the (PNB) fraud case, have been granted extension in the

The decision was taken in a recent meeting of a selection panel headed by K V Chowdary, officials said today.

The move assumes significance amidst reports of power tussle between Central Bureau of Investigation and the second senior-most

Those given extension include DIG of Banking, Security and Fraud Cell (BSFC), Mumbai C H Nagaraju, a 2003 of cadre, investigating the scam involving diamantaire and his uncle Mehul Choksi.

The tenure of Nagaraju has been extended from December 16 this year to June 30, 2019, an order issued by said.

His wife Harshita Attaluri, who is also posted in Mumbai heading the Anti-Corruption Branch of the CBI, has been given extension for the same period.

Besides them, and have also been given extension. Sinha, who is working in the BSFC of the agency in Bengaluru, will have tenure till November 5, 2020, the order said.

Singh, a 2003 of cadre, who had successfully cracked the rape and murder case of a minor girl in Kotkhai, has been given tenure till July 31, 2020, it said.

A 16-year-old girl had gone missing after school hours on July 4 this year and her body was found in the forests of Kotkhai near Shimla in

After nearly nine months of intense probe and ruling out all possible suspects, the agency managed to arrest the perpetrator of the crime.

Four other officers have also been inducted as of police (SP) level in the

They are IPS officers Mohit Gupta, and PSC Kalyan. Manoj Verma, an officer of he Central Reserve Police Force, has also been inducted in the

All of them have been inducted in the CBI for an initial period of four years, the said.

The (CVC) has recently also given the go-ahead for extending the tenure of some key officers in the investigating agency, including those who have worked closely in some high profile cases, as part of special Rakesh Asthana's team.

The development had come days after the CBI wrote to the CVC saying that Asthana, a cadre IPS officer, (and second senior-most officer) is not allowed to attend the panel's meeting in the absence of the agency's Alok Verma, officials said.

The is an invitee to the panel headed by the CVC.

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First Published: Mon, August 06 2018. 20:06 IST