The decision was taken in a recent meeting of a selection panel headed by Central Vigilance Commissioner K V Chowdary, officials said today.
Those given extension include DIG of Banking, Security and Fraud Cell (BSFC), Mumbai C H Nagaraju, a 2003 batch IPS officer of Kerala cadre, investigating the PNB scam involving diamantaire Nirav Modi 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 Personnel Ministry 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.
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 Himachal Pradesh
After nearly nine months of intense probe and ruling out all possible suspects, the agency managed to arrest the perpetrator of the crime.
All of them have been inducted in the CBI for an initial period of four years, the Personnel Ministry said.
The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has recently also given the go-ahead for extending the tenure of some key officers in the premier investigating agency, including those who have worked closely in some high profile cases, as part of special director Rakesh Asthana's team.
The development had come days after the CBI wrote to the CVC saying that Asthana, a Gujarat cadre IPS officer, (and second senior-most officer) is not allowed to attend the panel's meeting in the absence of the agency's director Alok Verma, officials said.
The CBI director is an invitee to the panel headed by the CVC.
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