Nageshwar Rao takes over charge of CBI, cancels transfers ordered by Alok Verma

Tables have turned once again as CBI’s additional director M Nageshwar Rao took over once again as central probe agency’s chief.

This comes as Alok Verma was transferred as DG of Fire Services, home guards and civil defence by the select committee headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The 1986-batch IPS officer M Nageshwar Rao was made the interim director until any further orders.

On expected lines, Rao lost no time in cancelling all transfer decisions taken by Alok Verma during his recent two-day tenure as the agency chief.

It need be mentioned that the transfers undertaken by Alok Verma had left the impression that he might reorganise the original probe team of his loyalists, DSP A K Bassi, SP S S Gurm, DIG Manish Kumar Sinha and JD A K Sharma, to investigate charges against Asthana.

M Nageswar Rao is a post-graduate in chemistry from Osmania University in Hyderabad and did research in IIT-Madras before joining police service.

He served as SP in four Odisha districts, Mayurbhanj, Nabarangapur, Bargarh and Jagatsinghpur and in Railways and crime branch in Cuttack.


Rao had reportedly used DNA fingerprinting technique in a rape case probe in 1996 in Jagatsinghpur.

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