Dineshwar Sharma appointed IB director

  • Mahesh Langa, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Dec 13, 2014 23:43 IST

The Narendra Modi government has appointed Dineshwar Sharma, 1979 batch Kerala cadre IPS officer, as director in the country's internal intelligence agency IB.

The appointment committee of the cabinet (ACC) headed by Prime Minister Modi on Saturday issued Sharma's order appointing him as Officer on Special Duty (OSD) in the IB with immediate effect till December 31st and subsequently taking over as director of the IB from 1st January 2015.

Sharma will take over from SA Ibrahim, whose two year term is ending this month.

Sharma is special director in the IB. He has vast experienced serving in the IB for more than two decades.

"PM Narendra Modi had cleared Sharma's name but his formal order has been issued today," a top official said.

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