Government appoints Rakesh Asthana as new DG BSF

Team India Sentinels Tuesday 18th of August 2020 12:31 AM

New Delhi:  Former CBI Special Director Rakesh Asthana was on Monday appointed Director-General (DG) of the Border Security Force (BSF).

Currently, he is serving as head of Narcotics Control Bureau.

Asthana, a 1984-batch Gujarat cadre officer, has been involved in investigating some high-profile cases such as the Sabarmati Express fire incident in Godhra in 2002.

He also arrested Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav in the fodder scam in 1997, while holding the post of superintendent of police in the CBI.

Besides, 1986-batch IPS officer VSK Kaumudi was appointed as special secretary (Internal Secretary) in the ministry of home affairs.

Also, 1986-batch IPS Javed Akhtar was appointed as DG, Fire Service, Civil Defence and Home Guards. Currently, he is working as special DG, CRPF.


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