Y C Modi takes over as new NIA chief
Yogesh Chander Modi has taken charge as the new chief of the National Investigation Agency. He succeeds Sharad Kumar.
Sharad Kumar took over as the the Director General of the NIA, on 05 August, 2013.
Y C Modi in his career spanning over 33 years, has extensive experience of investigation, intelligence and operations, an NIA note read. He worked with the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for 10 years in two stints where he handled Special Crime and Economic Offences besides Anti-Corruption cases.
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). During these assignments, he gained field experience in various facets of core policing including anti-terrorist operations.
Prior to joining the NIA on promotion, Modi was working as Additional Director, CBI, New Delhi. He was awarded the Police Medal for Meritorious Service in 2001 and the President's Police Medal for Distinguished Service in the year 2008.