Gujarat cadre IPS officer Rakesh Asthana was appointed as CBI special director by the by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet on Sunday.
It was reported that Gujarat-cadre IPS officer Rakesh Asthana was serving as an additional director in Central Bureau of Investigation.
He is currently handling some important probes in Central Bureau of Investigation.
It was reported that it has come as a promotion for Rakesh Asthana along with eight IPS officers of the 1984 batch.
In the year 2016, Rakesh Asthana was named as interim CBI director after director Anil Sinha demitted the office on December 2, 2016.
Following this, Rakesh Asthana becomes the second senior-most officer after CBI director Alok Verma.
It was believed that Rakesh Asthana is currently handling some important cases which include AgustaWestland scam and other cases including allegations of corruption in Delhi government.
Along with Rakesh Asthana, Former UP DGP Javeed Ahmed was also promoted to special DG rank. Presently, Javeed Ahmed is holding the position as chief of National Institute of Criminology and Forensic Sciences.