On a day Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh called CBI Director Anil Sinha, seeking clarity on the alleged attempt by Home Secretary Anil Goswami to stall former Union minister Matang Sinh’s arrest in the Saradha scam probe, a major reshuffle of seven Joint Director rank officers took place in the agency Wednesday.
CBI officials, however, said the reshuffle “had been on the cards’’ and was not connected to the controversy surrounding attempts to stall Sinh’s arrest.
Joint Director Ashok Tewary, who was handling the CBI’s Delhi Zone has been reassigned to head the agency’s Multi-Disciplinary Monitoring Agency (MDMA) that monitors, coordinates and probes issues arising out of the memorandum of Action Taken and Final Reports of the Jain Commission of Inquiry relating to the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.
The CBI’s Delhi Zone (ACB-Delhi, ACB-Jaipur, ACB-Jodhpur) will now be headed by Anurag Garg, who was earlier handling Administration and Training. Prabodh Kumar, who was earlier handling the Anti Corruption HQ Zone, has now been given charge of Bank Securities and Fraud (BS&F) Zone. R P Agarwal, who was heading MDMA and Bhopal Zone, will head the Anti Corruption HQ Zone as well as Administration and Training.
In addition to Policy Division, SU-I Delhi, SU-II Delhi, Vigilance Cell and Media and Communication, R S Bhatti will now also handle International Police Cooperation Unit, System Division, Technical Advisory Unit, CFSL Delhi.
Rajeev Sharma, who was handling BS&F Zone, has been given charge of Economic Offences-1 in Delhi, with additional charge of Bhopal. Amrendra Kumar Singh, who was heading Patna, has now been placed in charge of Kolkata Zone after Suman Bala Sahoo was repatriated to her home cadre. Singh will hold additional charge of Patna Zone.
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