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Nitin Wakankar appointed new spokesperson of CBI

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Senior Wakankar will be the new Chief Information and spokesperson of the CBI, replacing Abhishek who has been transferred to the Publications Division, officials said Friday.

The change in the agency comes close on the heels of removal of as the of the by a high powered selection committee, they said.

ADG (M and C) in the Information and Broadcasting Ministry Wakankar has served in Rashtrapati Bhavan, Defence Ministry, headed region in various capacities during his career.

Dayal, also an IIS officer, who waded the information wing of the through the most severe crisis of the agency during the last four months to the Publications Division, they said.

He was transferred to the for a period of three years in 2017.

He had earlier served in the Prime Minister's Office, Home Ministry, as in Colombo before being deputed to the

During his tenure, he tried hard in maintaining careful balance in dissemination of information for the organisation as the then CBI and Special fought bitter battle with each other and leaks from each camp becoming a regular feature in the media.

The interim CBI Director has also ordered transfer of about four officials at the Joint Director level.

Joint Director has been given charge of Anti Corruption-I, while and Frauds cell (BSF and C) has been sent to Lucknow. Agarwal will continue to monitor SIT (fake encounter cases), they said.

Joint Director Chennai, has been brought to with additional charge of the and C unit, they said.

Joint Director Amrit has been given additional charge of Joint Director Chennai, they said.

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First Published: Fri, January 11 2019. 21:45 IST