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Nitin Wakankar appointed new spokesperson of CBI

Senior Indian Information Service officer Nitin Wakankar will be the new Chief Information Officer and spokesperson of the CBI, replacing Abhishek Dayal who has been transferred to the Publications Division, officials said Friday. The change in the agency comes close on the heels of removal of Alok Verma as the director of the Central Bureau of Investigation by a high powered selection committee, they said. ADG (M and C) in the Information and Broadcasting Ministry Wakankar has served in Rashtrapati Bhavan, Defence Ministry, headed Mumbai region in various capacities during his career. Dayal, also an IIS officer, who waded the information wing of the CBI through the most severe crisis of the agency during the last four months to the Publications Division, they said. He was transferred to the CBI for a period of three years in 2017. He had earlier served in the Prime Minister s Office, Home Ministry, as AIR correspondent in Colombo before being deputed to the CBI. During his tenure, he

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