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SC refuses to interfere in appointment of Nageshwar Rao as interim CBI chief

CBI Chief Nageshwar Rao at HM Ministery North Block in new Delhi on Tuesday express Photo by prem Nath Pandey 30 oct 18

The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to interfere in the plea challenging the appointment of M Nageshwar Rao as interim director of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). A bench of Justices Arun Mishra and Vineet Saran said no further interference is required as the relief has already been granted with the appointment of a full-time CBI Director.

NGO Common Cause moved the Supreme Court against Rao’s appointment as interim Director of the CBI and has sought transparency in the process of short-listing, selection and appointment of CBI Director.


On February 4, Rishi Kumar Shukla, a 1983-batch IPS officer, took charge of the probe agency as a full-fledged director