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Rakesh Asthana appointed acting CBI director

On December 2, 2016 Rakesh Asthana was named as interim Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) director by the government. 
●    On the same day CBI Director Anil Sinha retired from the post. 
●    He handed over his post to his immediate deputy, Gujarat-cadre IPS Officer Rakesh Asthana. This time the government did not name any full-time chief.
●    A Gujarat-cadre officer of 1984-batch, Asthana got elevated as number two in CBI three days ago when special director R K Dutta, who was among the frontrunners for the top post, was shifted to the Home Ministry as a special secretary. 
●    The post of second special secretary was formed for the first time in the ministry. Another IPS officer from the Gujarat, Arun Kumar Sharma was made joint director of CBI in 2015.
●    Outgoing CBI Director Anil Sinha completed his two-year tenure on December 2. 
●    It is the first time in last 10 years that no new CBI chief has been named to succeed the current chief.

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