YC Modi named new NIA boss. He was part of SIT that gave Modi clean chit in Gujarat riots case


Senior IPS officer YC Modi, who was part of the Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigation Team that gave Narendra Modi clean chit in 2002 Gujarat riot case, was on Monday named chief of the National Investigation Agency.

Modi’s name was approved by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet as Director General of the NIA, reported PTI. He will hold the post till 31 May May, 2021, according to an order from Department of Personnel and Training.

His appointment comes barely few weeks after the central government appointed RK Raghavan, the man who headed the Supreme Court appointed SIT to probe Gujarat riots, as the new envoy of Cyprus.

The NIA essentially deals with cases related to terrorism.

Modi appointment as Officer on Special Duty (OSD) in NIA with immediate effect was also approved to ensure a smooth takeover. He’s a 1984 batch IPS officer of the Assam-Meghalaya cadre and is at present posted on duty as special director in the CBI.

He will take over from Sharad Kumar after he completes his tenure on October 30, the order said.