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Gujarat cadre IPS officer Rakesh Asthana named as interim director of CBI

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New Delhi: Central Bureau of Investigation Additional Director Rakesh Asthana has been appointed as the agency’s interim director, as incumbent Anil Sinha’s tenure ended on Friday, an official statement said.

Asthana is a 1984 Gujarat cadre Indian Police Service (IPS) officer.

“The competent authority has approved assignment of additional charge of the post of Director, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), to Rakesh Asthana, IPS, Additional Director, CBI with effect from the date of relinquishment of charge by Anil Kumar Sinha, IPS on completion of his tenure with immediate effect and until further orders,” said an order issued by the Department of Personnel and Training.