PM-headed panel to meet on January 24 to decide on new CBI Director

The high-powered Selection Committee headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet on January 24 to appoint the new CBI Director, sources said.

Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge wrote to the prime minister, demanding early holding of the meeting of the high-powered panel to appoint a regular CBI Director. 

The Congress has been attacking Prime Minister Modi for not appointing a regular CBI Director.

Earlier the petition was filed by Delhi-based NGO Common Cause in the Supreme Court seeking direction to quash the January 10 order by the Centre appointing Rao as the interim Director of the CBI.

The NGO had approached the top court through senior advocate Prashant Bhushan.

M Nageswara Rao was made to continue as interim director hours after the removal of Alok Verma from the post of CBI Director.