CBI press officer RK Gaur hangs boots after 26 years

RK Gaur, the Press Information Officer in the Central Bureau of Investigation's information wing, has retired after an illustrious 26-year career with the agency.

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RK Gaur, the Press Information Officer in the Central Bureau of Investigation’s information wing, has retired after an illustrious 26-year career with the agency.

Gaur initially joined as an inspector on deputation from the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in 1997. Although he officially retired in 2020 as a deputy superintendent of police and press information officer, the then CBI director, Rishi Kumar Shukla (Retd IPS: 1983: MP), recognizing Gaur’s profound understanding of the central probe agency’s operations, persuaded him to continue. Consequently, Gaur was engaged as a consultant on a contractual basis in the media section. This arrangement persisted through the tenure of Shukla’s successor, Subodh Jaiswal (Retd IPS: 1985: MH), who also extended Gaur’s contract until January of this year.

Throughout his service, Gaur adeptly balanced the responsibility of providing honest responses to journalists’ queries while ensuring that the agency’s perspective reached the public accurately.

Acknowledged with the President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service, Gaur remained abreast of evolving technology, incorporating it seamlessly to effectively communicate with the media in the era of 24X7 news coverage.

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