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Tenure of two CBI officers extended till March 31

New Delhi: The tenures of two CBI Joint Directors, Prabodh Kumar and Keshav Kumar, were today extended till March 31 by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet.

Prabodh Kumar, a 1988-batch IPS officer of Punjab cadre, was in-charge of the sensitive Anti-Corruption wing during which he probed several high-profile graft cases, including the AgustaWestland chopper scam, Tatra all-terrain vehicle scam and cases related to arms dealer Abhishek Verma, among others.  Present CBI Chief Anil Sinha recently transferred him to the Bank, Securities and Fraud Cell.  Keshav Kumar, a 1986-batch Gujarat cadre officer, headed the special crime unit at the agency headquarter, where he was involved in the probe of the Shehla Masood murder, among other things, before being transferred to Mumbai to the Anti- Corruption branch of the agency.  He is also handling additional charge of the Economic Offences Wing there. PTI

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