M Nageswar Rao removed as CBI additional director; appointed as DG of fire services, civil defence and home guard

  • The government removed CBI additional director M Nageswar Rao and posted him as a director-general of 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

  • An official order announced the sudden development

New Delhi: In a sudden move, the government on Friday removed Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) additional director M Nageswar Rao and posted him as a director-general of 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 of 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 CBI director in February this year.

Updated Date: Jul 05, 2019 22:06:56 IST