IPS officer Praveen Sood takes over as CBI director
New Delhi, May 25: Praveen Sood, the former Karnataka Director General of Police (DGP), took over as the new Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday.
Subodh Kumar Jaiswal, whose two-year tenure as CBI chief ended today, was replaced by an Indian Police Service (IPS) officer from the Karnataka cadre. Praveen Sood, a 1986 batch (Karnataka Cadre) IPS officer, was appointed Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation. Prior to joining, he was the DGP of Karnataka.
Sood has held a number of prominent roles in the IPS his long tenure of about 37 years.
He has served as an advisor to the Mauritius government. He has overseen the investigation of high-profile cases involving high-net-worth persons, as well as cases with inter-state and international ramifications, as well as the investigation and detection of crime, including cybercrime and information technology.
He worked specifically with the judiciary to strengthen the CCTNS (Crime and Criminal Tracking Network & Systems) and ICJS (Interoperable Criminal Justice System) networks in Karnataka State.
Praveen Sood holds a graduate (B. Tech) in Civil Engineering from IIT, Delhi; Post Graduation in Public Policy & Management from IIM, Bengaluru and Maxwell School of Governance, Syracuse University, New York.
In 2011, he received the President's Police Medal for Distinguished Service, and in 2002, he received the Police Medal for Meritorious Service.
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