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Sharad Kumar is new NIA chief

PTI  New Delhi, July 31, 2013
First Published: 04:17 IST(31/7/2013) | Last Updated: 04:18 IST(31/7/2013)

Senior IPS officer Sharad Kumar was on Tuesday appointed as the new chief of the National Investigation Agency (NIA).

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The post of the Director General (DG) of the agency was lying vacant for about last two months following the retirement of incumbent SC Sinha. Sinha was later appointed as a member of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC).

Kumar is a 1979-batch Haryana cadre officer and he takes over the top post of the probe agency at a time when it is investigating important cases like Hyderabad blasts and the recent Bodh Gaya blasts in Bihar.

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