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Rakesh Asthana Appointed New CBI Special Director

Published on October 24, 2017
The government has promoted senior IPS officers Rakesh Asthana as a special director of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

Rakesh Asthana Appointed New CBI Special Director

  • Gurbachan Singh is appointed as a special director of Intelligence Bureau (IB) while Sudeep Lakhtakia is placed as Special DG in CRPF.
  • Rajesh Ranjan and AP Maheshwari are promoted as Special DG in the Border Security Force

About CBI

  • The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is the domestic security agency of India. 
  • It is supervised by the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions of the Federal government.
  • It is headed by a Cabinet Minister who reports directly to the Prime Minister. 
  • Currently, the CBI director is Alok Verma.
  • It was formed in 1941 as the Special Police Establishment.

About Intelligence Bureau

  • The Intelligence Bureau (IB)  is India's internal intelligence agency.
  • It was modified as the Central Intelligence Bureau in 1947 under the Ministry of Home Affairs.
  • It was formed in 1887.
  • Rajiv Jain is the current director of IB

Border Security Force

  • The Border Security Force (BSF) is the primary border guarding force of India. 
  • It is one of the five Central Armed Police Forces of the Union of India
  • It was raised in the wake of the 1965 War on 1 December 1965, "for ensuring the security of the borders of India
  • Director General of BSF is K K Sharma.
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