Indian Police Service (IPS) officer of 1986 batch (Karnataka Cadre) Praveen Sood on Thursday took over as Director, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). Before joining, he was serving as Director General of Police, Karnataka. Sood has supervised the investigation of high profile cases involving high net-worth individuals and cases having inter-state and international ramifications and also investigation and detection of crime, including cyber crime, information technology, etc.
Sood has served in various important positions during his long tenure of about 37 years in the IPS. These include as SP of Bellary and Raichur; Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Bengaluru City; Commissioner of Police, Mysuru City and Bengaluru City; ADGP; Principal Secretary (Home); DGP (Internal Security) and DGP (CID).
Who is Praveen Sood?
He has worked as advisor to the Government of Mauritius. Specifically, he worked for strengthening of Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS) and Interoperable Criminal Justice System (ICJS) networks in Karnataka along with the judiciary.
Sood is a graduate (BTech) in civil engineering from IIT, Delhi; Post Graduation in public policy and management from IIM, Bengaluru and Maxwell School of Governance, Syracuse University, New York.
Awards and achievements
He has been decorated with the President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service in 2011 and Police Medal for Meritorious Service in 2002. He has been awarded Chief Minister’s Gold Medal for Excellence in Service in 1996; National e-Governance Gold Award for most innovative use of technology for traffic management in 2011 and Prince Michael International Road Safety Award in the year 2006 for contribution towards road safety and traffic management.
After taking over charge, Praveen Sood interacted with the officers of CBI.
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