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. NIA is functioning as the Central Counter Terrorism Law Enforcement Agency in the country, according to the agency’s official website. NIA was set up after an Act was enacted on December 31, 2008. The federal probe agency is tasked with probing terrorism and terror-financing related cases.
Here is all you want to know about YC Modi.
1. Senior IPS officer Y C Modi, who was part of the Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigation Team that probed the 2002 Gujarat riot cases, was today named the chief of the National Investigation Agency.
2. Modi will hold the post till his superannuation, i.e. May 31, 2021, according to PTI report. He will take over from incumbent NIA Chief Sharad Kumar after he completes his tenure on October 30.
3. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) approved Modi’s appointment as director general of the NIA, an order issued by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) said.
4. ACC has also approved the appointment of Modi as the officer on special duty (OSD) in NIA with immediate effect to ensure a smooth takeover.
5. Modi, a 1984 batch IPS officer of the Assam-Meghalaya cadre, is at present special director in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
Meanwhile, Sharad Kumar was appointed DG NIA in July 2013 and has been given two extensions. In October last year, he was given a one-year extension, apparently to help the agency complete some important probes, including the Pathankot terror case, terror strikes in Kashmir, Burdwan blast case and the Samjhauta blast cases