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Congress leader Kharge objects to Shukla's appointment as CBI chief

Shukla was removed as DGP of Madhya Pradesh only three days ago by the new Congress government in the state

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

CBI Director Rishi Kumar Shukla
An undated photo of the former DGP of Madhya Pradesh Rishi Kumar Shukla who was appointed as new CBI Director | PTI Photo

on Saturday wrote to expressing his dissent on the appointment of new CBI Rishi Kumar Shukla, alleging that the did not have experience in handling anti-corruption cases and the criterion for selection was diluted in violation of law and judgements.

Kharge sent a two-page dissent note to the this evening after the government announced the name of the 1983 and former General of Police as the new CBI

Shukla was removed as DGP of only three days ago by the new government in the state.

Kharge in his note said the three-member committee, chaired by and in which he is a member along with Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, has violated the Special Police Establishment Act (DSPE) that governs the CBI and the judgements.

Kharge said the criterion in selecting the has been diluted to include investigation experience only and not experience in investigating anti-corruption cases.

"By including officers who do not have experience in investigating anti-corruption cases, committee is in violation of DSPE Act and judgements guiding CBI Director's appointment," he said.

"Seniority cannot be only criterion in appointment to such a critical post and experience in anti-corruption cases and prior experience of having served in the organisation should also be considered," said the in his dissent note.

First Published: Sat, February 02 2019. 20:50 IST