Yogesh Chander Modi, IPS (Assam- Meghalaya, 1984 Batch) took over as the Director-General, National Investigation Agency (NIA) today. He succeeds Sh Sharad Kumar, IPS (1979 Batch of IPS, Haryana Cadre), on completion of his tenure. Earlier, Modi had joined the NIA as Officer on Special Duty (OSD) last month.
According to a NIA statement, Modi, in his career spanning over 33 years, has extensive experience of investigation, intelligence and operations. He worked with the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for a period of around 10 years in two stints (2002-2010 and 2015-2017) where he handled Special Crime and Economic Offences besides Anti-Corruption cases. From 1991-2002, he worked with Cabinet Sectt. and did various postings including one outside India. In the States of Assam and Meghalaya, he was posted as SDPO, Distt S.P., DIG(Range) and Additional Director General of Police (Law & Order).
Prior to joining the NIA on promotion, Shri Modi was working as Additional Director, CBI, New Delhi. He was awarded with the Police Medal for Meritorious Service in 2001 and the President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service in the year 2008.