CBI director appointment meet to be held on Jan 16

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi[India], Jan. 12(ANI): Meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi, , Leader of the Congress in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge and Chief Justice of India J.S. Khehar on next Central Bureau of Investigation(CBI) director issue to be held at January 16. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge and Chief Justice of India J.S. Khehar will attend the meeting. The meeting of the selection committee, headed by the Prime Minister Modi, is expected to take place to finalise the name to head the premier investigating agency of the country. Currently Rakesh Asthana, a Gujarat-cadre IPS officer of 1984-batch, is holding the additional charge of the director CBI. Asthana's appointment as the interim chief of the CBI has been challenged in the Supreme Court as after the enactment of the Lokpal Act, the director of the agency has to be appointed by the collegium of the Prime Minister, the Chief Justice of India or his nominee and the Leader of the Opposition.(ANI)