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Mishra tipped to become new CBI chief

New Delhi, November 30
Mr U.S. Mishra, Special Director in the CBI, is tipped to become the agency’s Director after the retirement of present incumbent P.C. Sharma on December 6.

After being cleared by the selection panel, Mr Mishra’s name had gone to the Prime Minister’s Office and an order on his appointment as CBI Director was expected soon, official sources said here today.

Mr Mishra is a 1968 batch IPS officer from the Orissa cadre.

Mr Mishra was among the four IPS officers who were shortlisted by a panel comprising Cabinet Secretary Kamal Pande, Central Vigilance Commissioner P. Shanker and Union Home Secretary N. Gopalaswami.

The other contenders for the post included CRPF Director-General S.C. Chaube and Special Secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs B.B. Mishra, the sources said.

Mr Chaube, a 1966 batch IPS officer from Uttar Pradesh, was in the race for the second time. Earlier, he had lost to Mr Sharma.

The CRPF chief, who has two months of service left, had served in the agency as Superintendent of Police.

Mr B.B. Mishra, a 1967-batch Orissa cadre IPS officer, had also served the CBI in various capacities. — PTI

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