Senior IPS Officer YC Modi has been appointed as Director General of National Investigation Agency (NIA), according to PTI. He will take over the charge from incumbent DG Sharad Kumar. In October, 2016, the Government had given a second extension of one year to Kumar. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet had approved the proposal for re-appointment of Kumar on the post of DG, NIA on “re-employment” for a period of one year beyond end of previous one year, the reports said. This was considered as a rare move.
Kumar is an IPS officer of 1979 batch of Haryana cadre and was appointed as Chief of NIA on July 30, 2013. His continuance was approved apparently to help the agency in completing some of the important cases which include Pathankot terror case, terror strikes in Kashmir, Burdwan blast case and Samjhauta blast cases.
Kumar has got numerous outstanding reports during service, and is also a recipient of President’s Police medals for meritorious and distinguished services in the year 1996 and 2004, respectively.