Karnataka DGP IPS Officer Praveen Sood Appointed CBI Director

Published on May 15, 2023
Current Context: Praveen Sood is a 1986 batch IPS officer of the Karnataka cadre and the current Director General of Police (DGP) of Karnataka.He was appointed as the CBI Director for a period of two years by a high-level committee comprising of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud and Leader of Opposition Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury.
Karnataka DGP IPS Officer Praveen Sood Appointed CBI Director
  • He has worked on various assignments such as traffic police, state reserve police, home department, police housing corporation and Mauritius police.
  • He is an alumnus of IIT Delhi, IIM Bangalore and Syracuse University in New York.
  • He has received several awards such as Chief Minister’s Gold Medal, Police Medal for Meritorious Service and President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service.
  • He will replace the current CBI Director Subodh Kumar Jaiswal when his tenure ends on May.
  • He had a tussle with Karnataka Congress chief DK Shivakumar who had called him a "nalayak" and vowed action against him once his party is voted to power.


Q.1 Who is the current CBI Director who will be replaced by Praveen Sood?
a. Rishi Kumar Shukla
b. Alok Verma
c. Subodh Kumar Jaiswal
d. Rakesh Asthana

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