Y C Modi has been named as the new Director General of National Investigation Agency (NIA). He’ll take over from Sharad Kumar, whose terms as the NIA chief ends in October 18, 2017.
Modi was a part of a Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigation Team (SIT) that probed three most important cases involving the post-Godhra riots: Gulberg Society, Naroda Patiya and Naroda Gam.
Modi is a 1984 batch IPS officer of the Assam-Meghalaya cadre. He has also been the Additional Director General of Police in Shillong.
Modi is at present additional director in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).