Senior IPS officer Yogesh Chander (YC) Modi on 30 October 2017 took charge as the Director General of the National Investigation Agency (NIA). Modi succeeds Sharad Kumar, who retired on 30 October 2017 itself.
Modi is an IPS officer of the 1979 batch of the Haryana cadre.
About YC Modi
• In his career spanning over 33 years, Modi gained extensive experience of investigation, intelligence and operations.
• Prior to joining the NIA, he worked with the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for 10 years while serving two terms where he handled Special Crime and Economic Offences besides Anti-Corruption cases.
• He was a part of a Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigation Team (SIT) that probed 2002 Gujarat riots case.
• He was posted as Additional Director General of Police (Law & Order) in Assam and Meghalaya.
• He was awarded with the Police Medal for Meritorious Service in 2001 and the President's Police Medal for Distinguished Service in 2008.
About National Investigation Agency
• The National Investigation Agency is a central agency established by the Indian Government to combat terror in India. It acts as the Central Counter Terrorism Law Enforcement Agency.
• The NIA came into existence with the enactment of the National Investigation Agency Act 2008 by the Indian Parliament on 31 December 2008.
• The agency was created after the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks to combat terrorism.
Who: YC Modi
When: 30 October 2017