On Monday, the National Investigation Agency got its new Chief in Senior IPS officer Y C Modi. Modi is renowned for his work and contribution in the probe relating to the 2002 Gujarat riots. He was a part of the Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigation Team.
The National Investigation Agency was created in the aftermath of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks when the need for a central agency to counter terrorism was realized. The NIA can deal with terror situations across states without special permission from the states. The founding Director-General of NIA was Radha Vinod Raju and the agency is primarily involved in probing terrorism and terror-financing related cases.
Y C Modi will hold the post of Chief till his superannuation on May 31, 2021, as per an order issued by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT).
Additionally, The The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) sanctioned the appointment and approved Modi to take over as an officer on special duty (OSD) in NIA with immediate effect.
Earlier Modi was a batch officer of the 1984Assam-Meghalaya cadre and is at currently the special director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
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